I spent last summer watching people paragliding in Eastern Switzerland, which has many flying areas. I saw lots of butterflies. The canton of Appenzell has for „butterfly“ a special word:

Flickflauder [flɪkflaʊdeːɐ]

This inspired me to design this triangular shawl. The body of the Flickflauder shawl is knitted in stockinette, surrounded by a lace border with butterflies. The lace is knitted on both sides. Therefore it‘s recommended for intermediate knitters.

Finished measurements: depth 50cm x wingspan 135cm


$6.00 USD

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  • Yarn fingering-weight yarn main colour: 218 yards / 200m contrasting colour: 306 yards / 280m (I recommend to use the lighter colour as the contrasting colour, as it will be used for the lace.)
  • Needles 4.0mm/ US #6, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Gauge 24 sts and 36 rows = 4“/ 10cm in stockinette stitch and blocked
  • Notions stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flickflauder-shawl