Red Orchid by Anniken Allis

Red Orchid

January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Chart 1A
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Wingspan: 120cm/47.5in Depth (Centre back): 50cm/19.5in
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A shimmering mulberry silk yarn from independent hand dyer Skein Queen makes this shawl feel very special indeed. It is shaped to sit neatly around your shoulders, with a triangular ‘teardrop’ shape and a central spine. The lace pattern is reminiscent of the blooms of exotic orchids and forms a scalloped lower edge.

1 skein Skein Queen Luminosity (4ply weight, 100% mulberry silk, 400m/437yds per 100gr skein. Colour: Electric Crimson
3.75mm (UK9/US5) circular needles (80cm long)

17 sts and 29 rows in Chart 1A to measure 10x10cm/4x4in after blocking.

Wingspan: 120cm/47.5in
Depth (centre back): 50cm/19.5in