The Butterfly Cowl is another design by Marin Melchior that is just so lovely and such fun to knit, I simply had to put together some kits.
Please plan to get the pattern via the designer's Ravelry page here. What we offer here are kits of yarn only, specially chosen to work with this design.
Basically this piece uses the same techniques as her stunning Butterfly/ Papillion Shawl.
Here is what Marin writes:
An “over the head” cowl pattern with a classic “V” shape…
This is a little sampler of the Butterfly/Papillon Shawl pattern.
It was created to make a beautiful little piece
and dip your toes into the techniques of a larger project.
it is designed to be a fun, wearable piece of art.
The Yarn and Colorways
Our kits use different yarns than the ones Marin used in her original cowls. You can see our kits on the right side of the top photo on this page and again below that.
When I wrote to Marin about yarns that worked well in this design, she responded to note that it uses very little yarn in total, only about 100 yards of a yarn with long color runs and about 80 yards of a solid or tonal contrast skein.
The most important thing being, "....a nice contrast sets it all off well I think..."
For this kit we have put together two colorways in Amitola, This is a 80% Wool, 20% Silk with 273 yards/ 50g ball.
Your kit will consist of one ball of each. And actually you should have enough yardage in one kit to make two cowls.
The first Amitola is a brand-new colorway called Technicolor. It includes all of the rainbow colors and then some -- I see yellow, golden, orange, red, rose, blue, teal, turquoise, violet and purple (not in that order) and probably a few others I missed. Gorgeous!
To contrast with it, we took another Amitola colorway, this one called Obsidian. Here again you get looooooong color runs but all are neutrals: black, charcoal, smoke, and silver gray.
I love how Autumn leaves look against a grey sky. This combo reminds me of that.