Meet the Samples:: Swallowtail Shawl

We have a new lace shawl at Stash, and she is stealing the show!


Our Swallowtail is knit up in Shimmer Lace by Knitted Wit, a luxurious 80/20 blend of merino and Tussah silk.  This stunning shawl is light as air to knit and wear. There’s an interesting and fun stitch pattern in the body, nupps in the edging, and lots of options for variation. Our version, knit up by Stasher Jill, is the small size and took less than half of the generous 1100 yard skein.  Knit in fingering weight yarn, this shawl could be transformed into a more casual scarf. And what about whipping one up in a semi-solid hand-dyed yarn?

Originally published in Interweave Knits Fall 2006, the Swallowtail Shawl has been a viral knit with over 9,400 projects on Ravelry!  It is now available in the new Knitted Lace, A Collection of Favorite Designs from Interweave, as well as for free on the designer’s website here.  Stop by the shop to see Swallowtail, the yarn and the book in person!

And just look how pretty Swallowtail looks with one of Plover’s handmade heart shawl pins:


1 Comment

Filed under Books/Patterns, Meet the Samples, Yarn

One response to “Meet the Samples:: Swallowtail Shawl

  1. Wow, gorgeous! What a lovely shawl and pin. I really admire your handiwork.

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