Golden Orchids by Aino Haikala
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Golden Orchids

Knitting
September 2012
Light Fingering ?
12 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
one size, instructions for adjusting the size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

“During the Victorian era, orchid symbolism shifted to luxury, and today this sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing rare and delicate beauty. ”

Golden Orchids is an elegant shawl to wrap around your neck. Its shape is semi-circular, a modified triangle, and it’s knitted from the center of neck outwards. The beads on the border adds a little hint of luxury and sparkle. The lace motif in the border chart has a blooming orchid motif which was specially designed for this project.

Gauge
12 stitches and 25 rows = 4” or 10 cm in Leaves pattern.

Finished Size
160 cm (70 inches) across by 58 cm (25 inches) down

Materials
410 yards (375 meters) of fingering weight yarn.

Size 6 beads (optional). The total amount of
beads needed is 108.