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#1 HollyM

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:13 AM

I put pictures of this up under projects.


Butterfly Wing Shawl
Any yarn w/ appropriate sized hook

Shell = DC-ch1-DC-ch1-DC
You will be working from the top center of the shawl out.


Ch 8, slip stitch to end chain to form a circle.

Row 1- all stitches worked into circle, working over loose end of yarn.
Chain 4, DC, SC, *DC-ch1-DC-ch1-DC* ch 2, repeat* to *, SC, DC, ch 1 DC
Turn

Row 2
Ch 4, DC into first DC, SC into next DC, Shell (DC-ch1-DC-ch1-DC) into Sc,
SC into middle DC of shell from row 1,
*Shell-ch2-Shell* in ch 2 space
SC into middle DC of shell from row 1, shell in sc, SC in last DC
Dc-ch1-DC in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Turn

Row 3 & beyond
Ch 4, DC into first DC, SC into next DC
Shell (DC-ch1-DC-ch1-DC) into next Sc, SC into middle DC of shell from previous row
Repeat until you get to the ch 2 space at bottom point
*Shell-ch2-Shell* in ch 2 space
SC into middle DC of shell from previous row, shell in next sc
Repeat until you get to the half shell at the top point.
SC in last DC
Dc-ch1-DC in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Turn

Continue with row 3 pattern until shawl is the size you’d like it to be.

The important things to remember are that at the top points, you are creating only half a shell. The bottom point will always have the shell-ch2-shell repeat in the previous ch 2 space.

The top of this shawl curves up slightly, making it fit nicely around your neck and shoulders.

This will work with any yarn, use the appropriate sized hook for the yarn you choose. Try a chunky yarn with a large hook for a warm snuggly shawl, or a sport/lace weight yarn with a J hook for an airy, summery shawl
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#2 MommaChelle

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:49 AM

Saving now :) I dont know if I would have any yarn to do this shawl justice though (like yours)!

#3 RachelG

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 08:05 AM

I went over for a look-see. It's lovely!!! :heart

#4 froggy

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for sharing your pattern for that lovely butterfly shawl!

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 11:23 AM

It's lovely Holly, and once you get the repetition down works like a breeze. I love it!! :heart

#6 deneen

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 01:04 PM

Why, why must you creative people tempt me so???????

#7 HollyM

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:01 PM

Thanks!

If anyone has any questions, please let me know! It is a super easy repeat though, once you get it started it just flies along. Good TV watching project <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/hee.gif" />

Chelle, the great thing is *any* yarn will work. You can make it dressy or something practical to snuggle up with at home.
The green one came from a giant cone I got from Fiber Options on Ebay, one shawl's worth probably cost 75 cents <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif" />

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:38 PM

Beautiful, Holly! :wow Would you mind adding the pics here as well? Current Projects cycles so quickly, that soon the pics will be difficult to find. :sherlock Thanks!

#9 HollyM

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:46 PM

Not a problem!

Editing post to add some thumbnails. Looks like the html didn't come through right with the board switch

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/ilexmi/th_noroshawlbacksm.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/ilexmi/th_noroshawlfrontsm.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/ilexmi/th_noroshawlclosesm.jpg[/IMG]

#10 clearwaters

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:49 PM

Thank you for sharing. This has been saved and added to the Must Do List. :D

#11 threeolivemartini

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:09 PM

approximately how many balls of yarn or how many yards did this take?

#12 HollyM

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:19 PM

Elizabeth,
For the multi-colored shawl I used a K hook and
2 skeins of Noro Blossom (77 yds ea)
4 skeins of Trendsetter Dune (90 yds ea)
5 skeins of Noro Silk Garden (109 yds ea)
<img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/faint.gif" />

Now remember, it is a very big shawl. It's 45 inches from the center of the back to the bottom point. I'm tall and...um...fluffy... <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/toothygrin.gif" /> and wanted it to be something I could really wrap up in. Someone short & skinny could get away with a lot less yarn.
<img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/cutewink.gif" />
The green shawl is much smaller. It is 32" from center back to bottom point and weights 9 oz. I used a 650 pp boucle, with a K hook on that as well. Feel free to do the math for yardage <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sherlock.gif" />

#13 threeolivemartini

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 10:44 PM

thanks Holly.. I am fairly tall and fluffy too and i LOVE long shawls.. I just wanted an estimate in case i found some yarn some where and I really really really wanted it for this project .. i just needed an idea... what you put up there seems very reasonable to me...

i want some Noro.. my LYS has some.. that will have to be for a super special shawl though ..

#14 bythehook

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 11:11 PM

That is a beautiful Shawl! :heart

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:51 AM

I really love this shawl Holly! And in trying it out this evening... I found it to be super easy!

Thank you for posting the pattern! :)h

#16 threeolivemartini

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:36 AM

i showed this to SP .. i think he might get me the Noro for Valentines..

#17 MarvieN

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 04:03 AM

Heheheh how sweet he is that he knows the best gift for any occasion is something that feeds the addiction *g*

Hubby asked what I wanted for :heart day and I just gave him "the look" and said "Yarn of course, oh and rovings!" As if he needed to ask anymore! :P

#18 HollyM

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:46 AM

Deb, I'm glad it's workin' for ya! I can't wait to see everyone else's version of this.

Elizabeth, woohoo on the potential gift of Noro, it is heavenly <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/angel.gif" /> I'd love to do another one with just the Silk Garden, but that will have to wait a while lol!

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:40 PM

I won some really beautiful koigu yarn for the Charlotte knit shawl, but ever since I saw this shawl I have been wanting to use it for that. It is more of a fingering/sock wt yarn so I would have to play with hook size and such but I think it could work. If you scroll down to Jan 26 you can see a picture of the yarn:

miracole.blogspot.com/200...chive.html


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#20 threeolivemartini

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 03:49 PM

OMG THAT YARN IS BEAUTIFUL