Urban Butterfly Shawl by Carine Lai
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Urban Butterfly Shawl

Knitting
November 2013
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
580 - 601 yards (530 - 550 m)
Wingspan approx 66" (168cm) to 71" (180cm)
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The Urban Butterfly is a top-down semi-circular shawl with an unusual construction. It is formed out of alternating triangular and rectangular segments branching out from 3 spines.

This is a good pattern for chart lovers. The pattern is straightforward to follow and the lace is easy to “read”, but with an 86 row non-repeating chart, you will never get bored of doing the same thing over and over.

Charts include instructions for optional beading.

Yarn: Lace, light fingering or fingering yarn in any fibre, as long as it can be blocked. Variegated yarns with short colour repeats are not recommended. Test knitters used: Malabrigo lace, 2/17 Wool Mill End, and Super Knits Bessie.

Size and Gauge: The exact gauge does not matter. Use a needle size that gives you a fairly loose, open fabric. If you want a larger shawl, go with fingering weight and approx 3.75mm/US size 5 needles. For a shawlette, go with lace weight and approx 3.25mm/US size 3 needles.

Materials: 8 stitch markers, large needle for weaving in ends, extra yarn for life lines (optional), 760 beads (optional), fine fishing line (for beading).