When I spent watching people paragliding in Eastern Switzerland, I saw lots of butterflies. The canton of Appenzell has for „butterfly“ a special word:

Flickflauder [flɪkflaʊdeːɐ]

This inspired me to design the 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.

The lace includes gathered stitches. In the pattern is a tutorial included how to knit this specific stitch.

The instructions are charted and written.

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fingering-weight yarn

  • main colour: 200 m / 218 yards
  • contrasting colour: 280 m / 306 yards

I recommend using the lighter colour as the contrasting colour, as it will be used for the lace.

4.0 mm / US # 6 circular needle, or size to obtain gauge

stitch markers, tapestry needle

24 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in stockinette stitch and after blocking

wingspan: 135 cm /  53″
depth: 50 cm / 19.5″

knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases, yarn over/ lace