Butterflies Fluttering Around is a generous triangular shawl which steadily grows in size. Worked in three different colour tones; undyed (cream), light grey and taupe, using two distinctive types of yarn.
A fascinating butterfly motif is sprinkled over ¾ of the shawl, for the end section this motif continues but with cables either side. Cables also frame the whole shawl, running-up the ‘V’ edge. A very loose cast-off makes the uppermost part wave naturally.
Relish making. Adore wearing.
YOU WILL NEED
3 x 4ply 100g WARM MOONSHINE (two skeins undyed and one natural grey), 400m/100g (70% alpaca, 20% silk,10% cashmere) and
1 x WARM COBBLESTONE, 311m/100g (60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 10% yak) 4mm needles, 4mm double pointed needles
FINISHED SIZE, when washed and blocked
Length: 170cm, Width: 87cm
GAUGE20sts to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4.5mm needles. Please go up or down a needle size to obtain correct gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | st/sts: stitch/stitches yo: yarn over; starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to the back, when you reach a yo on next row, work as directed, this should create a hole. rep: repeat | RS/WS: right side/wrong side m1: make one; pick-up bar between left-hand needle and right-hand needle and k into this st, resulting in one st increase ccd: central double decrease; slip 2 sts together, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over k sts just worked, creates one st out of 3 sts sl5 wyif: slip 5sts with yarn in front; move yarn to front and slip 5 sts without working, a strand of yarn will be in front of your work, this strand you will be picked-up and worked in subsequent rows BSt: Butterfly Stitch; insert right-hand needle into 3 strands in front of work, from bottom of strands and place on left-hand needle, p next st and 3 strands together C8F / C8B - C6F / C6B: cable over 8 / 6 sts with sts to the front/back; slip 4 / 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold to front/back without working, k next 4 / 3 sts, then either move sts held on cable needle to left-hand needle and k these in order, or k 4 / 3 sts straight from cable needle in order, continue to work as instructed, repeat cables on every 6th row PU bar k, p, k: pick-up bar between st on left-hand needle and right-hand needle and k,p,k into bar, creating 3 sts