Hothouse Flowers by Corrine Walcher

Hothouse Flowers

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 425 yards (366 - 389 m)
One size, easily adjustable.
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Where I spent the first 30 years of my life, exotic orchids don’t grow without a little help. The orchid lace motif brought to mind the wonderful indoor gardens in Calgary and Edmonton where I would see exotic flowers. The lace border is worked first, then the short-row body; then a simple garter edging.

Finished Size: 15” depth, 68” wingspan. Modification directions included.

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Pixie (100% merino wool; 430 yards per 4 oz skein). Sample knit in Orchid Thief. Sample used 415 yards.

Needles: Size 4 US/3.50mm 24” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 20 stitches/29 rows per inch in blocked stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this item but will affect yardage used and drape.