Pattern Release — Catch a Butterfly

It’s a lovely sunday and I decided to publish the Catch a Butterfly shawl a little sooner!

This shawl starts as a rectangle worked sideways with little butterflies that seem to flutter over it. Then, tapered rectangles are added to the left and right side to turn it into a comfy, oversized shawl / wrap.

For a neat finish, stitches are picked up all around the shawl with the contrasting color and bind-off as an I-Cord. I decided to use a variegated yarn to spice up the beige. Of course, you can choose whatever color combinations speak to you!


My goal was to design a large, comfy shawl featuring the little butterfly lace pattern that I found in one of my stitch dictionaries. It’s such a cute stitch pattern! I’m working on several all-over lace shawls and that’s why I took a different approach here. The butterflies only appear in the main rectangle — except for one little butterfly at the very tip of the trapered sides!


180 cm x 40 cm // 70 in x 15 in (after blocking)

10 cm / 4 in = 38 rows / 25 sts (after blocking)

Yarn / Knitting needle
Fingering weight yarn
Appr. 800 yards in a solid color
Appr. 400 yards variegated yarn or solid

3.75mm knitting needle

2 stitch markers

Price: 5.00 € (+ VAT, depending on country)

Basic stitches/techniques required:
knit, purl
yarn over,
k2tog, ssk, k2tog tbl
slipping stitches
picking up stitches from garter stitch edge

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