Orenburg in Oregon Pattern & Yarn | Roots Book Club


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This scarf is my introduction to Orenburg lace from Russia. The techniques used are a combination of a traditional Orenburg lace border with an updated center motif designed by Dorothy Reade, a fiber artist, spinner, knitter, designer, and teacher who lived in Oregon.

When Dorothy Reade received a gift of a moth-eaten Orenburg lace shawl that had been knitted around 1850 or 1860, she began trying to figure out how to make one. She carefully charted its pattern stitches with pencil on graph paper, spun yarn to match the antique, and knitted a reproduction. As usual, she couldn’t resist her own creativity and she made some minor changes to the patterning.

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Vermont White | Natural | Fingering

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Yarn direct from Sheep to Shawl, LLC. Our own yarn made in Vermont from Vermont sheep.

Processed by Hampton Fiber Mills & wool from Settlement Farm in Underhill, VT.

These skeins are undyed and are fluffy and slightly coarse. Washing will only soften the natural yarn. The color is off white as opposed to bright white. Hence the word natural.

Fingering (2ply)
380 Yards | 114g | 4oz
100% Vermont Wool
7-8 stitches/inch
US needle 1-3

Pattern will include 2 sizes.
Small uses 1 skein
Large uses 2 skeins.
Price includes pattern.

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Sheep to Shawl Vermont White Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi)

24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 3 – 3.25 mm
380 – 760 yards (347 – 695 m)
32 (62)” / 81 (157.5cm) long by 12″ (30.5cm) wide

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