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My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...

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Julia Heliconian Shawl

from Anastacia Knits Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Julia Heliconian Shawl
Julia Heliconian Shawl
Julia Heliconian Shawl
Julia Heliconian Shawl
Julia Heliconian Shawl
Julia Heliconian Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • double crochet

Pattern Description:

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 (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!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • customizable


  • 100-200 grams of yarn (any weight)
  • crochet hook