This is possibly the most beautiful thing I’ve knitted so far.I finished it about two weeks ago and I’m really happy with the result, the colour is beautiful. But then again I’ve always really liked blue 😉 There are some issues with the pattern though. Not necessarily mistakes (apart from what’s allready published in the errata) but there are a few thing unclear in the instructions that seem to give problems to a lot of people.
Like i said this is not the easiest knit I’ve ever done, not necessarily because the lace was to hard, but at some points the instructions should have been more clear. There’s a lot said about this pattern in the Ysolda group on ravelry and I strongly recommend everyone who wants to make this pattern to read this thread before you start. It gives you an idea of the things that might be unclear in the pattern and probably saves you some ripping.
I myself only had problems with one row, 86. According to the group everyone seems to have problems with that row and in the thread there are different solutions worked out by people on the forum…all different so I’ve no idea how they work out. I personally was helped most not by working the row from the chart but by the written discription. This written discription is not provided by Ysolda but by someone on ravelry who figured it out, and since then has helped a lot of people. It saved me a headache 😉 You can find the written discription here.
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5 thoughts on “Finished project: Orchid Thief”
soooo pretty! What a fab knit shawl. 🙂 x
this is absolutely lovely! I like the colour on you as well, it suits you a lot!
And I can really relate to the things you've described about the not so clear pattern. It can drive you crazy…
All the more you can be proud of this shawl!
Mooi gemaakt en prachtige kleur. Kun je nog een mier maken van het overgebleven garen 🙂
It's beautifull, I've never knitted a shawl before, perhaps I must do it sometimes.
Thanks for the compliments everyone!! It means a lot to me!