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Gossamer Scarf in Orenburg Style Lace

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I incorporated three of the traditional basic elements of Orenburg Gossamer Lace knitting into this scarf: Kosoryadki (Diagonals), Gorokh (Peas), and Myshini Sled (Mouse Print). I adapted the instructions for the border teeth and corners from Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls by Galina Khmeleva and Carol R. Noble (Loveland, Colorado: Interweave, 1998). Diagonals is an easy element to remember and allows the creation of numerous variations of geometric shaped patterns, which is typical for Orenburg Style Lace. This scarf has four symmetrical large diamond created by "pilki"- saw teeth pattern, in the middle of which located other diamonds - from peas and diagonals. The Peas element is patterned on both right- and wrong-side rows. Name of pattern came about two hundred years ago... how and by whom it was invented, is not known. Peas fill up corners, form diamond shape and used extensively as greed. Mouse Print is a tiny diamond that formed by four yarn over's and two together. In this scarf, Mouse Print decorates the diamonds in the border teeth. I admire the beauty and mesmerizing magic of Orenburg Gossamer shawls and the puhovnitsy (knitters who create them). I hope you do as well. Notes: Since chart for scarf too big to print on one page, it is shown in General view and divided into the following three portions: Part A, Part B and Part C. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit knit 2 together yarn over knit 3 together garter stitches GAUGE 22 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in charted garter and lace patt SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS About 161/4 inches (41 cm) wide and 601/2 inches (154 cm) long SUGGESTED YARN 750 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rainbow Farms Pygora COLORWAY Natural

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2 skeins of Natural
  • Needles, circular, 24 inches (61.0 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Rainbow Farms Pygora

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Inna Voltchkova was born and raised in Kiev, the oldest city in Eastern Europe. A trip to Chicago in 1991 introduced her to the love of her life. She moved to the Chicago area. She started knitting when she was ten years old; for the past 20+ years her passion has been lace knitting, especially Russian Lace. The Russian folklore theme is a common motif in Inna’s lace design, a well-thought out use of Orenburg knitting traditions with modern lace create interesting designs with bright ethnic character. Winner of the TKGA Design Contest in 2010, Inna's beautiful lace designs have been featured frequently in the pages of Piecework, Knitting Traditions magazines and Twist Collective. Inna also teaches Orenburg Style Lace knitting classes and workshops. Facebook : Inna Voltchkova & Russian Knitting Design