The Monarch Butterfly, Danaus Plexippus, is perhaps the most famous butterfly in the world. These amazing creatures migrate northward up to 3000 miles each spring after spending the winter in California or Mexico before returning in the fall. There are many unknowns about the monarch’s migration because individuals never make the round trip — it’s their children’s grandchildren that return.This shawl’s pattern was influenced by the Monarch’s wings, and it’s entirely appropriate to pass on to your grandchildren.
The Small Monarch requires: 220 yards / 200 meters of worsted weight yarn; Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needles; Four stitch markers
The Large Monarch requires:400 yards / 457 meters of fingering weight yarn; Size 6 US circular needles; Four stitch markers