Relaxing garter stitch, a unique, exciting border and handspun yarns make Peacock Butterfly a really special project. Knit it in size small to use it as a scarf or in size medium or large for a shawl to cozy up with.
This top-down shawl was originally designed for handspun yarns but has been tested with a number of commercial yarns as well. Fingering to DK weight works best for this pattern. The pattern contains both charted and written-out instructions.
Also available in the Shawleidoscope collection on ravelry, 7 shawls for 21.95 USD.
100% merino, 19.5 micron
MC: pink 85 (135, 195) g,
CC: turquoise 110 (130, 155) g.
MC: 170 m (185 yd) / 50 g
CC: 145 m (160 yd) / 50 g
Note: the CC does not necessarily have to be of heavier weight than the MC.
Commercial yarn alternatives
Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino
Lana Gatto Ottocapi
Size S: MC 290 m (315 yd); CC 320 m (350 yd)
Size M: MC 460 m (500 yd); CC 380 m (415 yd)
Size L: MC 660 m (720 yd); CC 450 m (490 yd)
16 stitches / 29 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in garter stitch using 4 mm (US 6) needles, blocked
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
I'm a knitwear designer living in a small village in Switzerland. You can find my patterns here on Craftsy, on ravelry (www.ravelry.com/designers/agnes-kutas-keresztes) and on my website (www.agnes.kutas.ch). I have published designs in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Knit Now and Knitty.