Orchidea is now available for direct Raverly download. The pattern has been updated and now includes directions for two sizes - large and small.
Inspired by orchid’s intricate form and incredible colors, I wanted to create a larger scale shawl that would echo the flower’s interesting shape. Keeping the construction simple was very important to me and designing the lace in panel sections enabled me to do just that. I used an easy mesh pattern for the leaf panels to offset the slightly more complex floral sections. The entire shawl grows from a five-stitch cast on at the center top, the lace shaping uses only basic stitches and all the wrong side rows are purled.
Two size options:
Large 37” x 75”: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 870 – 910 yards
Small 25” x 48”: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 480 – 520 yards
Lace weight: 20 sts / 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, unblocked, using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
Fingering weight: 19 sts / 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, unblocked, using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
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