Valentina’s Shawl to Knit by Olga Fedorova

Valentina’s Shawl to Knit

July 2019
Thread ?
25 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1630 yards (1490 m)
About 70 inches (178 cm) along diagonal side, 50 inches (127 cm) along each of the two shorter sides, and 36 inches (91 cm) from center of longest side to bottom point
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This absolutely gorgeous shawl with traditional Orenburg elements was designed by Olga Fedorova and knitted with a blend of silk and camel yarn by Kim Wilson, one of Galina Khmeleva’s students.

Olga designed this Orenburg-style lace shawl in 1991. The shawl has scalloped borders on all three sides of the triangle; Olga designed it for minimal finishing. She used traditional Orenburg pattern elements—Strawberry, Diagonal, Fisheye, and Honeycomb. Olga named this design Vasilek for the flower known as bachelor’s button.


Treenway Silks Camelot Chameau 30/2, 55% bombyx silk/45% camel yarn, laceweight, 1,630 yard (1,490.5 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of Tan Camel

Needles, size 2 (3 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Markers, 2 different colors

Stitch holder or safety pin

Blocking wires or nylon cord and T-pins