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Madame Butterfly Stole

Inspired by the beauty of Japanese lace knitting stitch patterns, Madame Butterfly pays homage to Puccini’s great tragic opera, in which the Japanese heroine is sadly betrayed by her lover. Our stole has no such sad ending, though, but is a joyous celebration of the beauty of Japanese stitches!

The stole is worked in two halves, each beginning with a decorative border and progressing to the diamond studded lace panels. Once completed, the two halves are grafted together with Russian Grafting (explained in the pattern). This is a stocking stitch stole with lace worked on one side only. NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Intermediate lace knitters.

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Recommended yarn

5 balls light fingering-weight, each ball 50 g / 240 m. Sample knit with 100% raw silk yarn.

Finished size

Approx. 21 inches wide and 82 inches long – can easily be made shorter or longer if desired


3 mm (US 3) straight or circulars, whichever you prefer or size needed to obtain gauge

Printed pattern or pdf

$12.00 CDN / US

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Madame Butterfly

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