The inspiration for this crescent-shaped shawl came from
the countless orchid species and their amazing variety of
shapes and colors. In order to emulate these incredible
plants in my shawl, I combined textured stitches and
beaded lace elements.
Calanthe, a rare English name meaning ‘beautiful orchid,’
is worked in one piece starting at the long top edge. The
shawl is shaped using short rows which flow seamlessly
into embossed leaf and petal elements. Beaded lace
segments adorn the bottom edge of the shawl (470 6/0 4.0mm glass seed beads - optional).
14 Oct 2013 - error in the original pdf:
The ‘4’ in Row 2 of the short rows instructions is an error and should be a ‘3’ instead (this error has been corrected and the pattern pdf is updated):
Row 2 (WS): P3, place marker, purl to next marker, remove marker, w&t.
The Calanthe pattern is now available as Ravelry download.
This pattern was originally published exclusively through Quince & Co. website in April 2013.
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