This stunning design is accomplished using short rows to create the waves and is knit in garter stitch.  The intricate design and attention to detail in the pattern, along with a section of proper stitch counts and marker placements will help the knitter stay oriented, especially when correcting errors.  This pattern can be made with either two yarns -- one solid for the CC and one multicolor MC -- or one CC and six solid MC's. This pattern comes with an addendum to make the "Moth" version (available by Contacting the Spin-Off Yarn Shop).


Yarn:  Fingering weight yarn.  Models are shown using Urth Uneek Fingering 100g/435 yds for MC and Urth Harvest 100g/435 yds for the CC.  

Yardage for two colors:  2 skeins Urth Uneek Fingering for MC, 1 skein Urth Harvest for CC.

Yardage for 7 colors:  6 skeins fingering yarns at 50g/200 yds ea (total 300g/1,200 yds) for MC and 100g/400 yds for CC.

Gauge:  22 sts and 46 rows = 4".  While gauge not crucial, it could affect yarn requirements.

Finished Size: 33" high and 71" long at neck edge (can vary by blocking)

Needles:  US #4 circular at 40-47" or longer.  May use shorter circulars when starting out.

Notions: Approx 50 st markers, tapestry needle.  Stitch markers placed at either side of center to mark center increases and then every 10 sts as center and edges increase to help count and maintain alignment with shape.


Butterfly/Papillon Shawl by Marin Melchior


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