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Moth Orchid


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Long blooming and beautiful is the Moth Orchid, from the genus Phalaenopsis. This shawl was inspired by the color, large round petals, and whimsy of moths in flight. Wrap yourself in orchids.... This is a crescent shaped shawl knit from the bottom up and shaped with short rows. The moth-like pattern is knit on both sides of the work and you may add beads if you like. You can knit this in a small, medium, or large size (with Diadem, 2skeins for small or medium and 3 for large size) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knowledge of basic knitting stitches is helpful GAUGE 16sts x 32 rows = 4" blocked in stockinette, not crucial. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS small- 50" x 12" medium- 70" x 15" large- 88" x 18" SUGGESTED YARN 650 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN knitpicks diadem Diadem, fingering, 50% baby alpaca, 50% mul- berry silk, 329 yards/100grams, 2/2/3 skeins . COLORWAY pink

Recommended with this pattern

  • needles: 4.7mm (US no. 7) and 3.5mm (US no. 4)
  • extra yarn for lifelines (optional
  • stith markers helpfu

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Crafting is my way of keeping my hands busy when I am not painting. It helps me develop more control, using my hands in different ways. Craft is elemental. Disclaimer: All my patterns are test knitted independently, but in some cases mistakes remain. If you encounter one, do not hesitate to contact me. You can also check the errata page here: