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Vanilla Orchid

Knitting
February 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
549 yards (502 m)
one size
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Lovely lace and lots of leaves make this top-down half-circle shawl a beautiful accessory to wear and a fun project to knit. The pattern offers a variety of charts to work, yet they are easy to memorize; the shawl looks more intricate than it really is. Wrong-side rows are always purled. The pattern contains both charted and written out instructions.

Yarn
Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk
70% alpaca, 30% silk
167 meters (183 yards) / 50 g
Color A: 7219 (pistachio), 2 skeins,
Color B: 1306 (powder), 2 skeins.

Needles

  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needle
  • 5 mm (US 8) circular needle
  • or use needle size that gives you the correct gauge

Notions

  • stitch markers
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle
  • blocking pins

Size
140 x 58.5 cm / 55 x 23 inches

Gauge
22 stitches / 29 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch using 4 mm (US 6) needles
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size.