Monday, June 18

Butterfly Shawl

In cleaning out my yarn stash, I stumbled across 4 skeins of hand painted merino/silk that's just a hair heavier than a fingering weight. I decided I'd make a shawl with it. Something easy and somewhat lacey. I searched through my list of triangle shawl patterns and found one called the Butterfly Shawl at the Knitty Paws web site. (See my July 1st post for a link to the pattern.)

The picture isn't very clear but the pattern sounded simple, yet intriguing. The pattern calls for size 11 needles with fingering weight yarn. I thought that was too big so I used size 9 (5.5 mm). The shawl is knit from the top down using increases along a central stitch and along both edges. Once the pattern is established, you do a simple repeat, alternating knitting 4 different rows. The shawl also has an interesting knitted on, knotted fringe edging.

I have 720 yards of yarn which should be more than enough to knit this shawl. I've nearly through one 180 yard skein and the shawl is growing quickly. I'll post my yardage on the triangle shawl pattern list when I'm done.

Here's an unblocked look at the shawl. I think it looks very good, don't you?


Alpaca Granny said...

Oh, I love this shawl and will be anxious to hear the yardage. I'm looking for my next spin/knit pattern.

Sarah said...

Looking good. Must be a nice thing to find in your stash...