Wild Orchid

Another wonderful pattern to add to the collection! Introducing the incredible Wild Orchid pattern! This pattern was designed and generously donated by Sue Lazenby.

“Inspired by a surprise & rare find of a wild orchid in a wood near my home, this sideways knitted shawl or shawlette is a versatile knit in two versions (elongated crescent / triangle or as ymmetrical) and two depths.
The garter body has an i cord top edge which is worked at the same time as the rest of the shawl, a deep lace border of a flower panel and then fagoting which forms a zigzag lower edge. For the crescent version, half
the yarn is used before starting the decrease section and the symmetrical one can be worked to use all the yarn, making it adaptable to different yardages. Although I have chosen to work it in 3ply to fingering weights, it could also be worked in thicker (or finer) yarns to see you through all seasons. In alpaca or merino it’s ideal for a cosy autumn & winter accessory or in a silk or silk blend it works well for dressier occasions.


What you need to get started:

  • Fingering weight yarn, 400 yd / 366 m per 100 g. Or heavy lace weight, 656 yd / 600 m per 100g. Silk blends work well
  • Shallow crescent: Fingering (for 18 – 20 total rpts): a pprox. 340 – 420yd / 311 384 m
  • Deeper triangular: Heavy lace weight (for 24 total rpts): approx. 540 yd / 494 m
  • 3ply / light fingering (for 24 total rpts): approx. 600 yd / 549 m
  • Fingering (for 26 total rpts): approx. 740 yd / 677 m
  • Shallow asymmetrical: Fingering (for 26 total rpts): approx. 660 yd / 604 m
  • Deeper asymmetrical: Fingering (for 19 total rpts): approx. 835yd / 764 m
  • Circular needle (shallow; deeper versions): 24’24” / 60 cm; 32” / 80 cm.
  • 3ply / light fingering: 3.75 mm / US # 5; Fingering: 4mm / US # 6 or size to achieve desired gauge.
  • 3 stitch markers, blocking wires & pins

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