Orchidaceae by Susan Crawford

Orchidaceae

by Susan Crawford
Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
To fit chest: 28, 30-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 40-52, 54-56, 58-62 inches
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Orchidaceae is one of 12 new designs inspired by The Vintage Shetland Project available as part of the Evolution Collection

by Susan Crawford

PURCHASE NOW VIA MY WEBSITE AND ENJOY RECEIVING A NEW DESIGN IN YOUR IN-BOX EVERY TWO WEEKS IN PDF FORMAT WITH THE PRINTED BOOK CONTAINING ALL 12 DESIGNS TO FOLLOW. (DISPATCH DATE: END JUNE 2020)

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Twelve contemporary, highly-wearable, Fair Isle or lace designs for women featuring design and pattern elements from The Vintage Shetland Project but with a modern fit and contemporary styling making them perfect for your every day wardrobe. One pattern will be released approximately every two weeks - patterns already released will be available for immediate download.

In the first instance you will receive your patterns in PDF format then shortly after the last pattern is released on Friday 12th June you will also receive your beautiful printed book .

There are a range of designs in the collection including sweaters, cardigans, hats and mittens in a range of yarn weights including Fingering (4 Ply), DK and Worsted (Aran) weights.

All garment patterns have been written to fit from 28 inch (70cm) to 62 inch (155cm) chest.

About Orchidaceae:

Orchidaceae is the sister design to Orchid, and is an easy-to-wear, comfortable sweater featuring a beautiful lace yoke. The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up, on reaching the armholes the body is put to one side, then the sleeves are knitted, then the body and sleeves are joined together and worked in one piece, in the round. Short row shaping is worked on the upper back section of the body ensuring the front neckline doesn’t sit too high. Once the short rows are completed the lace yoke is then worked. This simple, 12 stitch lace pattern creates a striking orchid petal outline. The body is unshaped, its finished length designed to sit roughly on the hip bone; however it can simply be knitted shorter or longer depending on the finished length preferred. To shorten the upper body, fewer rounds can be worked before commencing the lace yoke, avoiding any complicated changes. Orchidaceae is knitted in DK weight yarn, making it a quick knit to accomplish. The larger stitch gauge adds extra definition and drama to the lace yoke.

Just like its sister, this pattern includes instructions for nine sizes between 28 inch (70cm) and 62 inch (156cm) chest.

Please note the patterns from the collection are not available to purchase separately.

Requirements

Susan Crawford Excelana DK, 100% British wool (247m/270yds per 100g skein)

4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins, shade Cinnamon

Suggested needles:

Small needles:

3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (40–60cm in length)

3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (80–100cm in length)

Set of 3.25mm (US 3) DPNs

Large needles:

4mm (US 6) circular needle (40cm in length)

4mm (US 6) circular needle (80–100cm in length)

Set of 4mm (US 6) DPNs

Notions:

Waste yarn or stitch holders

Stitch markers

Techniques:

Knitting in the round

Short row shaping

Following a chart

Knitting a lace pattern

Yarn kits are available to purchase for all designs in the collection from my website, with exclusive discounts available for all Evolution purchasers.

PURCHASE YOUR DISCOUNTED YARN KIT

Susan’s designs have long been associated with a vintage aesthetic but how to translate that into your everyday wardrobe can sometimes be difficult. In Evolution, Susan has taken inspiration from the vintage garments she studied and recreated in The Vintage Shetland Project and translated them into highly wearable, contemporary pieces; designed to be worn and fun to knit.

Published by Susan Crawford Vintage
Paperback
Isbn: 978-0957228641

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