Orange Crush
May 3, 2018
September 29, 2018

Orange Crush

Project info
Rheinlust by Melanie Berg
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
100” wingspan, 26” at highest point
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The Woolen Rabbit Airy
8 yards in stash
1.98 skeins = 831.6 yards (760.4 meters), 198 grams
Squam Art Fair, NH
June 7, 2014

Started this pattern on the plane on my way to Japan, but man I really didn’t think this one through! The pattern is challenging, and definitely not a good fit for mindless plane knitting!

The color is amazingly vibrant, but working with singles isn’t great when working a pattern you’re not used to - it tends to break if you need to frog and it splits while knitting. But I’m very pleased with the light, airy fabric it creates!


Finally at the halfway mark, and FINALLY don’t need the chart anymore! God, I don’t know why but this pattern has had me confused for the longest time. I’ve never had so much trouble with a lace pattern before.

6 repeats, 102g left.

7 repeats, 85g left.

8 repeats, 64g left. I’ll stop there and start the decrease section. Something went a bit wrong though, I should be at 205 sts but I think I’ve been forgetting the kfbf at the end of the 22nd row, so I’m 8 sts short at 197 instead. Oops. Instead of frogging I’ll just work a kfbf on a few rows of chart C to catch up on the stitch count (rows 2,6,10,14&18 then rows 2,6&10 again).

1st repeat of chart C, 46g left, 166 stitch count (still 3 sts down, but it’s getting there smile )

2nd repeat of chart C, 30g left, 133 sts. I’m back on track grin

Done, washed and on the blocking mat! Used all but 2g of the yarn. Man, even being 1 main body repeat short, this thing’s got an amazing wingspan!

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by The Woolen Rabbit
100% Merino
420 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: March 28, 2016
  • Project created: May 3, 2018
  • Finished: September 30, 2018
  • Updated: February 11, 2019
  • Progress updates: 9 updates