Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Butterfly Shawl

My recent finished object is:  The Urania Shawl.
This shawl took about 3 months, and you can see it in an earlier stage here.
Made of sturdy shetland wool, with two alternating colors - both of which have long repeats themselves.
Here is the shawl as it is blocking.  I am loving my lace blocking wires.

The colors blend right into my garden. 

I couldn't love the 'funky' colors more.
Definitely reminiscent of a moth or a butterfly.

The zig zag's or chevrons make me think the popular clothing designer Missoni.
back view

Even if I'm in a hurry, or wearing sweatpants to the grocery store, the addition of this colorful shawl makes me feel like an artist. 

Everywhere I go.

Joining in this week with:

Ginny's Yarn Along
Frontier Dreams Keep Calm Craft On
Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday
Tami Ami's Finished Object Friday
Just Winging It's Show Your Stuff


  1. That's absolutely stunning. Well done.

  2. Oh I love this shawl. It is absolutely amazing! And I agree, the colors are awesome! Definitely would feel special leaving the house with this draped on ones shoulders :-)

  3. the shawl turned out lovely.

  4. Oh that is so pretty! and I love greens so much so that could be something in my wardrobe ;)

  5. It's gorgeous, what unusual color combination, but like you...I like funky. It's knitted right, not crocheted? When I looked at the pattern is says hook size which confused me. Did you think it was a difficult pattern?

  6. its soo beautiful! the colours do look like a butterfly's wings :)

  7. I love the shawl: You are invited to share it with Show Your Stuff:


  8. @Sandy,
    The hook size is for an optional crocheted border. I liked the way it looked off the needles, so I opted to not do the border - plus I am not a great crocheter. The knitting was very easy, but there were a couple things in the pattern that didn't make sense for me at first. I will go back and put some explanations in my Ravelry notes :)


  9. Your shawl is beautiful and the yarn you chose is perfect to show off the pattern.