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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Orion" a lace scarf




Orion collage2
Orion was a gigantic, supernaturally strong hunter of ancient times, born to Euryale, a Gorgon, and Poseidon (Neptune), god of the sea in the Graeco-Roman tradition. One myth recounts Gaia’s rage at Orion, who dared to say that he would kill every animal on the planet.
Another beautiful lace scarf in my series of Men lace attire. It is a unisex item and a timeless piece. It has a strong, yet delicate lines to appease the muses. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.

This pattern is inspired by the Book Series “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns…” by Barbara G. Walker.

Yarn: Schoppel Leinen Los by Schoppel-Wolle DK / 8 ply 70% Wool, 30% Linen
328 to 500 yards / 100- 150 grams (1 – 1.5 skeins ) Main Picture shown 1 skein

Needles: US 6 or 4.0 mm for dk weight

Gauge: Plain stockinette not blocked
10 sts and 14 Rows = 2 inches Dk Weight yarn on US 6

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended) Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Finished measurements before blocking were 48 inches by 8.5 inches.
Finished measurements after blocking were 52 inches by 15 inches. At 30 repetitions of main pattern.

Pattern Notes:

You have the option of following the written instructions or using the charts for this pattern. You will always have 43 stitches, keep that in mind. If you substitute the yarn, you must make a swatch and blocked it. This yarn is 70% wool and 30 %Linen. This yarn is from a felted family of yarns. The linen here is visible, and creates a striated look that will knit into a tweedy marled fabric. Like all linen blends, this strong fiber will get softer with use. It does have a nice drape. This yarn when blocked keeps it’s shape, and does not shrink. The pattern repeats are 10 sts, so you can make it wider or with less repeats.

I have taken a lot of care to personally test the instructions and the charts and found it to be free of mistakes. I was assisted in the design and creation of these charts by Intwined Studio Software. If you find a mistake, feel free to contact me.

Thanks for your patronage and feel free to email me if you have any questions. Enjoy!

$ 6.00