Sometimes you come across something and you just fall in love with it. That is what happened when I came across these skeins of Borgo de’Pazzi Lace yarn. I will be honest, they did put me back quite a bit, but it is so worth it. It is 100% fine merino yarn spun super thin to create a lace weight yarn where each 100 gram skeins has a handsome 750 meters of yarn on it; I have the colors “Ivory”, “Grey”, and “Bordeaux”. I used this fabulous yarn to design an elegant shawl that I have named Butterfly Lace Shawl.
- Pattern: Buy Pattern on Ravelry
- Yarn: Borgo de’Pazzi Lace
- Alternative yarns: Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace and Malabrigo Lace
- Hook: 2.5 (US 4/0) hook
Butterfly Lace shawl
The shawl I have designed has butterfly bands alternated with mesh stitches worked in a horizontal direction. The pattern is worked with a 2.5mm (US 4/0) hook in combination with the lace weight yarn to obtain a delicate fabric. The first few rows are slow going because you really have to make sure that your stitch count is correct, but after that it goes faster. I am very pleased with how my new design turned out. My completed shawl is 200cm (80inch) wide and 60cm (24inch) high.
The pattern for my Butterfly Lace Shawl is now available in my Ravelry store. The written pattern is available in English (US Terms) and Dutch, and also contains a chart showing the repeat unit.
The Borgo de’Pazzi Lace yarn can be hard to come by. I bought it at Creahuys 41, a lovely store here in The Netherlands that I highly recommend, but if you are looking for an alternative I would like to make a few suggestions. Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace and Malabrigo Lace are high quality yarns that I have worked with before on other designs and would both look wonderful for my Butterfly Lace shawl. You will need 3 colors where one color should be significantly lighter that the others to obtain the contrasting look that is part of the shawl design.
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