Yes, my little collection of animals continues! After the Peacock at the Beach Shawl in April, I published Butterflies in the Sunset Shawl today :)


Just like the Peacock Shawl , it is knit in Caterpillargreen Yarns Shawl Stripes – I’m still madly in love with the yarn and I love that it works just as well for shawls that are not triangular.

You can buy the tech-edited and test-knit pattern on Ravelry, and soon also on Loveknitting and Patternfish. On Ravelry, receive 25 % off from now until June 5th, end of day (Switzerland time). No coupon code needed, just put the pattern in your cart :)

Size: 145 cm [57”] wingspan, 67 cm [26.5”] deep

Gauge: 22 sts = 10 cm [4”] in stockinette stitch after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Caterpillargreen Yarns MCN Shawl Stripes (170 g [6 oz], 548 m [599 yd], 70 % superwash merino, 20 % cashmere, 10% nylon), 1 hank size XL, colorway Ocean Sunset
Or approx. 535 m [585 yd] fingering weight yarn of your choice
4 mm [US 6] 80 cm (32”) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
4 stitch markers, 2 of Color A, 2 (preferably open or lockable) of Color B

Skills needed:
Garter tab cast on (explained in the pattern)
Increases (yo, central double increase; see Abbreviations on page 8-9 and photo tutorial for cdi on page 10)
Decreases (k2tog, ssk, k3tog, sssk, central double decrease, p2tog, ssp; see Abbreviations on page 8-9 )
A few WS rows of the Butterfly Chart are patterned.
Knitting on a border (explained and tutorial linked in the pattern)

I hope you enjoy the pattern :)