One of the most gorgeous and intriguing designs I have come across, we are delighted to be able to offer some kits for this Butterfly/ Papillion Shawl.
We are starting out with the exact very unique Uneek fingering yarns to make the version you see on this page.
Plus one more set of colors, right now, for those who prefer a cooler look.
Please get the pattern directly from the designer, Marin Melchior, on this her Ravelry page.
The Yarn and Colorways
The yarn is from Urth Yarns.
Uneek Fingering is a 19.5 micron 100% merino yarn, with 435 yards/ 100g. It feels really awesome.
Each is (to quote the yarn folks) "a truly unique slef-striping hand dyed merino collection of vibrant colors."
The solid color yarn is their Harvest Fingering, The yarn itself is again 100% superfine merino with 435 yards/ 100g. Each skein is organically hand-dyed using roots, nuts and fruits. They note that colors are sometimes subject to subtle variation as each harvest is different.
Kit A: The colorways you see on the finished shawl photo (top picture) are #3007 in Uneek Fingering + colorway called Buckthorn in Harvest Fingering.
The #3007 colorway is a mix of warm desert-ish tones, including blue, orange, turquoise, lime, and rose (I might have missed a few too).
And Buckthorn is a goldenrod color, not too bright but a wonderful contrast as you see in the photos of the shawl.
Kit B: Sold out, sorry!
The third photo on this page shows the second kit we put together. Going by Marin's recommendation to make sure that the colors are very distinctly different in order to get the best look, we combined colorway #3003 with a solid Thuja or black.
The #3003 colorway is a marvelous coolness; I see mostly indigo and blue and turuqoise along with grays and limes.
The Thuja is pure and simply black. Again a great contrast.
This link will take you to some shawls knit in #3003, most using a black yarn as the contrast, so you can see what this will look like as a finished shawl.
Each kit consists of 2 skeins of Uneek FIngering and 1 skein of Harvest Fingering.
The last few photos on this page show the shawl in different colorway combos. We include them so you can better appreciate the design.