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Peacock Butterfly


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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. Fiber 100% merino, 19.5 micron MC: pink 85 (135, 195) g, CC: turquoise 110 (130, 155) g. Finished Yarn 2-ply 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) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic lace basic cables lifted increase (tutorial in the pattern) blocking GAUGE 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)

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design
Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design
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 many possible combinations. I designed my first sweater at about thirteen (without having any idea that what I was doing was actually called designing). However, knitting remained a hobby for many years, as I continued to expand my knowledge through technical method and practice. I grew up in Hungary, studied English and German, and then taught high school for three years. I moved to Switzerland in 2009 and worked as a substitute teacher for about a year, when I decided to try and publish my designs. My first website launched in 2011 with just three designs, and since then, the number of designs available is quickly approaching 100! It is a dream to see so many ideas become reality. I love creating texture, playing with stitch patterns, colors and shapes and while doing so, my goal is always to write a pattern that is logically structured and easy to follow, for knitters all over the world. I mainly design shawls, women’s sweaters and small accessories. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Knit Now and Knitty as well as a number of self-published designs.