I’m pleased to say that I have a pattern in Knitty!

Longwing is a double garter stitch crescent shawl with two chevrons inserted in the middle. The result sometimes reminds me of part of a star shape, but more often makes me think of a butterfly’s wings. There’s something fun about wearing butterfly wings without it being obvious.

Longwing has two sides. Because of the way this particular stitch pattern curls into ridges (technically known as welting), each color in a given section will be more visible on one side than the other. My original is a shawlette, but the pattern can be knit bigger or smaller as desired.

longwing flat

I used three colors, but the basic shawl can be knit in two or more colors; it would also make an excellent scrap yarn shawl.

Here’s the page on Knitty, and here’s the Ravelry page.

If you’re on Ravelry, I’m hosting a KAL in my group, through July 8.


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