Chasing Butterflies KAL

Join Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog for the September Makers’ Mercantile Knit-Along! Featuring Schoppel-Wolle's Lace Flower, the Chasing Butterflies shawl is a lightweight, simple lace pattern that takes full advantage of the 150 gram cake of yarn.

Want the pattern for free? Purchase our exclusive kit and receive a download code for the pattern for free!

Or purchase the pattern and use the yarn of your choice!

The Chasing Butterflies KAL sarted Thursday, September 1, 2022.


Designed by Ellen Thomas of the Chilly DogChasing Butterflies is a gorgeous one-cake shawl that celebrates the joy of lace. With its easy-to-remember repeats, enjoy the adventure as this lightweight project flutters across your needles. 

We are so excited to invite you to join us for this KAL adventure! Choose your favorite colorway and get the exclusive kit, and be ready to cast on September 1, 2022. Ellen will join us in our Ravelry group to answer any questions you and the others might have all month long!

The Kit

The kits have sold out, but you can still get the yarn HERE

Included in each kit:


July 29, 2022   Kits available for purchase

September 1, 2022   Pattern released

September 6, 2022   Makers' Night | Meet the designer

September 30, 2022   KAL officially ends

 Remember to connect with other knitters on Makers' Mercantile Ravelry Group Page. The forums let knitters of all skill levels participate ... it's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!

Do I start from the inside or the outside of the cake?

The cast on point for the
Chasing Butterflies pattern is located at the center top of the shawl. If you work from the outside of the cake in, you'll have no problems at all with the yarn tangling as you work.

If you would like to begin with the color of yarn at the center of the cake, we encourage you to hand wind the yarn into a ball, beginning with the tail at the outside. Once wound (it's a project in itself but 

easily done while watching tv, listening to music, or chatting with friends) you will have a sturdy ball of yarn ready to join you on the fluttery adventure.




Lace Flower by Schoppel-Wolle; 100% Superwash wool, 1312 yards / 150 gram cake

Finished Sizes

15-Section Shawl:

105" wingspan, 22" depth

12-Section Shawlette:

81" wingspan, 17" depth


3.50 mm (approx. US4) Skacel by addi© Rocket 40" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge


24 sts x 44 rows = 4 inches in pattern



Fiber Content

100% Superwash Wool

Yardage / Weight

150 grams
1312 yards

Care Instructions

Hand wash, lay flat to dry

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