Summer Flowers Gossamer Scarf by Inna Voltchkova

Summer Flowers Gossamer Scarf

March 2013
Lace ?
31 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
10½ inches (26.7 cm) wide and 57 inches (144.8 cm) long, after blocking
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While I was converting some of Galina Khmeleva’s handwritten patterns to graphic charts on the computer a few years ago, my attention was attracted to flower patterns created by the diagonal element (kosoryadki, in Russian), one of the most common basic elements in Orenburg-style lace knitting. Diagonals can be arranged in different numbers and positions to form different shapes and sizes of geometric figures. It is precisely from these figures that many generations of knitters began to develop their lace-knitting skills.

In addition to the diagonals (shown in green on the charts), this scarf design uses three other basic Orenburg lace elements. Each main flower motif is surrounded by a diamond outline of strawberry elements (glukhotinka, shown in red). Peas (gorokh, shown in blue) fill out the corners and the spaces between the diamonds. The composition is finished with a border of large strawberry (yagodka, shown in red) that frames the entire piece.

Russian lace-knitting legend Olga Fedorova (1935–2008) championed the use of colored dots in her hand-written patterns for Orenburg lace knitting.
I have incorporated her idea of using different colors for the Orenburg basic elements in this project. For more on Olga, see “A Tribute to a Lace-Knitting Legend,: Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova” by Galina A. Khmeleva in the May/June 2009 issue of PieceWork.


На создание этого шарфа повлияла моя работа со схемами О. Федоровой, которые я переводила на компьтер для моей подруги Галины.

Совершенно изумительный цветок создан косорядками - однм из основных элементов Оренбургского вязания.

Я окружила его глухотинками и горохами - и получился шарф.

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