I love butterflies. They are colorful, graceful, almost ethereal. Because I like them, I have used them in my craft projects, such as:
and Fused Glass:
Recently, an email from a yarn store featured several new patterns. The Butterfly/Papillon shawl pattern by Marin Melchoir caught my eye. Later that same week, while shopping a a local yarn store (Three Kittens, Mendota Heights, MN), the owner was wearing the shawl. Written for fingering weight yarn, this was the weight of yarn she had used for her shawl. I really liked the pattern, so I purchased it. However, I wanted the shawl to have more “movement”. So, instead, I knit the shawl in lace weight yarn, using the indicated needle size. This created a softer, lighter version of the shawl, but the same size as the pattern.
I really like how the shawl turned out. However, I’m not sure whether I will make another. This shawl took about 40 hours to complete!