Julia Heliconian Shawl by Anastacia Zittel

Julia Heliconian Shawl

November 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
in double crochet
6.0 mm (J)
200 - 500 yards (183 - 457 m)
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When beginning to swatch for my latest shawl design, I wanted something simple that would showcase a beautiful skein of yarn - something that was easy, looked beautiful, but was still interesting to make - and of course, I wanted my traditional “any weight, any gauge” style. I think this design fits the bill nicely. I used Knit Picks Swish Tonal, a worsted weight yarn, for a quick crochet project, but my testers used yarn from lace to bulky.

I named this shawl the “Julia Heliconian Shawl” because the shape of the shawl reminds me of a butterfly, and the colors remind me of a Julia Heliconian butterfly. There are two versions of this shawl: a straight edged, more “traditional” shaped shawl, or a “batwing” shape, which wraps around your shoulders easily and will stay in place.

And thanks to Tracie Barrett (http://traciebarrett.com) for her tech editing skills.

Many thanks to my testers, StarStrong, marjos, Blacky67, CollieGrl64, Ariaya, purlingkitten, debspugs, dtf1983, Leilacnm, Tinochka7, honeystalks, grayhare, croknitmama, & BeverlyGoulet! As always you guys are the BEST TESTERS EVER!

Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (anastaciaknits@gmail.net / http://anastaciaknits.net). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!