orchid lace scarf

a long, elegant scarf with deco-inspired motifs, to drop down the back of a simple dress.
or wind around the neck and let the ends fly over the back seat of the convertible.

Orchid Scarf
shown here in Fearless Fibers Laceweight Merino yarn.
project was knit on size 6 cocobolo wood needles from jenkins woodworking.

  • pattern price: $6.00US (ohio residents please add $.36 sales tax)
  • payment method: please visit our pattern shop!
  • Suggested Yarns: Fearless Fibers Merino Laceweight or Laceweight Cashmere, Wooly Wonka Fibers Merino Laceweight, Knitting Notions Laceweight Merino, Jaggerspun Zephyr, Handmaiden Sea Silk, or any fine yarn which has approximately 400 yards per 2 ounces
  • Notes: This fine, semi-sheer scarf is knit in two pieces from the hem to the center back, then grafted together. Knit in finer yarn on smaller needles it will be more sheer and narrower, while larger needles and heavier yarn will produce a wider, denser piece.
    Scarf may be shortened or lengthened by subtracting or adding repeats of the main body section (see instructions); changing each half by one pattern repeat will result in a 6�? overall difference in length after blocking.
  • Finished Size: Unblocked dimensions: approximately 8�? W X 54�? L
    Finished dimensions: 11�? W X 64�? L (stretched and blocked)
  • Yarn requirements: 410 yards of laceweight or fine fingering weight yarn which has 400 yds per 2 ounces
    note: heavier- or lighter-weight yarn may be used, but scarf will vary in dimensions
  • Gauge: 26 sts and 30 rows in stockinette on size 6 needles, unblocked (fabric will be relaxed)
  • Needles: Size 6 (4mm)

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superknitter julie whipped through the test knit overnight, and put me to shame . . . but in a good way, trust me—thanks julie! and check out julie’s podcast, craftBorg

14 Responses to “orchid lace scarf”

  1. Brandy says:

    I have to be a good girl and wait till next week to get this. But I will. I love this pattern!

  2. Ria says:

    I love the look of this pattern. It looks like it would be simple to knit, but still look quite elegant.

    One of these days I’m going to get a PayPal account in order, because there are so many of your patterns that I want to get my hands on!

  3. Kim says:

    Its absolutely beautiful……you are a genius with patterns!

  4. Romi says:

    Very very lovely. :)

  5. Emily says:

    But careful in that convertible – remember the death of Isadora Duncan…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan

    Lovely scarf.

  6. Beth S. says:

    It’s splendid, as usual. Sigh!

    I’ve never been able to graft correctly (my kitchener stitches look like purls instead of knits, and I don’t know why) but this design really makes me want to get that sorted out.

  7. susan says:

    I find it absolutely astounding (ok; not really) that it has taken this long to get the social security nightmare straightened out. From November of last year!? C’mon! I’m so glad for you and your family that you were finally able to get things straightened out.

    sigh

    Your scarf is gorgeous. Just…. gorgeous. I am in awe.

  8. Cindy says:

    It’s so beautiful. Another amazing success. I just cannot knit that fast.

  9. Cindy says:

    It’s so beautiful. Another amazing success. I just cannot knit that fast.

  10. Bill Compton says:

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  11. Bill Compton says:

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  12. Nancy says:

    **making whistling sound** What a beauty…

    congrats, Anne!

  13. Marie says:

    Wonderful pattern! I love the motif repeat you used. Excellent job.

  14. elbistanlı says:

    hello friend..blog hopping. l am from istanbul in turkey..good days..