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I can still remember my first knitting adventures as a child, when I learned to knit. Cables fascinated me, I loved to swatch them and watch how the pattern evolved as the stitches twisted into so ...

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Peacock Butterfly

from Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic lace
  • basic cables
  • lifted increase (tutorial in the pattern)
  • blocking

Pattern Description:

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.

Finished Yarn
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
Wollmeise Pure

Yardage needed
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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S: 120 cm x 42.5 cm (471/4 inches x 163/4 inches)
  • M: 144 cm x 50 cm (563/4 inches x 193/4 inches)
  • L: 168 cm x 57.5 cm (661/4 inches x 223/4 inches)


  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches) long
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches) long

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • cable needle
  • blocking pins

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