Vacation Butterfly by MarinJaKnits

Vacation Butterfly

July 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stocking knit, NOT blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1250 - 1300 yards (1143 - 1189 m)
one size. 42" long at center spine & 90" wide across top edge
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This is a variation of the popular Butterfly-Papillon Shawl. It is similar but has some changes to help with a few things in the pattern that could be tweaked for this version. These include but are not limited to a 3 sts garter border, a different ending section of short rows, & a different bottom edge. I named it Vacation Butterfly. You have a few places at the start to pay attention (Packing), but then LOTS of middle that is garter with repetitious increases on the right side and nothing on the wrong side (Travel). Then, the end has most of the effort and pop, with short rows and a special finish (Returning Home, aka BACK TO WORK … goodness, I cannot believe I came BACK home!).

The Vacation Butterfly is designed to be knit in fingering or sport weight yarn. Other yarn weights are possible but will impact your outcome. Adjustments to needle size and other factors that impact gauge should be considered.

Yarn Choices: ** I have listed the yarns I used.
Please also see Ravelry Projects page for other yarn options.
The Ravelry page also shows you what the testers used, and you can read their comments.

3 skeins, 440yds each – total used Approx. 1,220 yds
MAIN Color:
2x URTH Yarn, MONOKROM, color “Malachite-#3065” 200g – 880yds ~ I needed roughly: 183 g / 806 yards
URTH Yarn, UNEEK, color “Olive & Grey Multi-#3006” 100g – 440yds ~ I needed roughly: 94 g / 414 yards

4 skeins, 360yds each – total used Approx. 1,235 yds
MAIN Color ONE (MC.1):
MAD_TOSH Yarn, PASHMINA, color “Grapefruit” 360 yds (Darker Coral) ~ I needed roughly: 86g / 310 yards
MAIN Color TWO (MC.2):
MAD_TOSH Yarn, PASHMINA, color “Neon Peach” 360 yds (Brighter Peach) ~ I needed roughly: 87g / 313 yards
MAD_TOSH Yarn, PASHMINA, color “Piñata Party” 360 yds (Multi, Rainbow-esque) ~ I needed roughly: 86g / 310 yards
MAD_TOSH Yarn, PASHMINA, color “Infrared Sky ” 360 yds (Blue Speckle) ~ I needed roughly: 84g / 302 yards

The pattern works with ANY type/format needles (it is not worked in the round).
I like using rounds with a longer cable as this grows every other row, but honestly,
I use whatever I have handy at the time.
SHAWL uses US 04’s/3.5mm,
gauge in STOCKING KNIT, before BLOCKING=
24 sts to 4” and
38 Rows to 4”

This shawl is primarily knit in GARTER. It will look smaller and block bigger, depending on how hard you block it.
BLOCKED SHAWL Size Knitted piece is 90” wide & 42” tall. (center)

60 Stitch Markers to mark center stitch and for final short row section.
Removable marker to indicate right side.
Needle or hook to tuck your ends.