Moth Orchid Shawl by Shui Kuen Kozinski

Moth Orchid Shawl

July 2009
Lace ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1000 - 1160 yards (914 - 1061 m)
198 cm (78") wide by 99 cm (39") long
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The Phalaena flower resembles a moth in flight, and for this reason is also known as a Moth Orchid. This triangular shawl is worked top-down in two mirror-imaged sections. The Blueberry Lace motif is from Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia (p.137), and the shawl is finished with 2 repeats of the Luna Moth border. Five-stitch nupps were added between two yarnovers, giving the finished shawl an Estonian lace effect. (

Experience Level: Intermediate

Materials: 5 balls of Silken Kydd