Orenburg shawl

aah's picture

A few months ago I finished this Orenburg shawl. The design I found on the net, but I had to completely redraw it, as the chart was so filled with errors that it was impossible to knit. The shawl is knitted in one thread Shetland Supreme from Jamieson & Smith, 1kg = 16000m.
Greetings and A Happy New Year from a very cold Denmark

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WillyG's picture

Oh, incredible! Beautiful

Oh, incredible! Beautiful work!

fantastic shawl.....could you

fantastic shawl.....could you share the pattern with me I would love to make it....I leave in Paris France and I feel a little isolated here as knitting is not a national sport anymore....

thank you and Bravo for this amzing work,


BuduR's picture

Gorgeous shawl. I have been

Gorgeous shawl. I have been bitten by the lace bug, thanks to all you fine men, and the socks bug.


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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. -- Books,

Very nice. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

chipsir's picture

Oh my, oh my....this is just

Oh my, oh my....this is just so beautiful, I do admire your grit in sorting out the pattern charts, not always an easy job. Again this is just to beautiful for words.

aah's picture

Thank you everybody for all

Thank you everybody for all the roses. And Kerry, I found the pattern on this address: http://www.knittingpatch.com/Patterns/Orenburg%20Style%20Shawl.pdf
But I warn you, there are literally hundreds of errors, so check the charts before you start.

Kerry's picture

Thanks Aage. I can see what

Thanks Aage. I can see what you mean about the charts arghhhhhhhhhh!

Kerry's picture

Beautiful shawl Aage. Could

Beautiful shawl Aage. Could you tell me where on the net you found it?

vsidart's picture

Wow. Gorgeous!

Wow. Gorgeous!

Masala's picture

This is absolutely fabulous!

This is absolutely fabulous! I have seen/heard of a type of shawl called a “wedding band” shawl that is knitted so fine that it can be pulled through a wedding band! This truly was a labor of love!

Buck Strong's picture

OMG! It's beautiful! To sit

OMG! It's beautiful!
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Fabulous. I am most envious.

Fabulous. I am most envious.

Tom Hart's picture

Wow! Now that's a

Wow! Now that's a masterpiece! How do you block something that size?

TomH's picture

Absolutely gorgeous! Good

Absolutely gorgeous! Good work. Was it knit in the round out from the center? (It doesn't have the diagonal increases which a square knit in the round usually has.)

MMario's picture

If it is knit in the

If it is knit in the orenburg traditional fashion - it starts with the bottom edge, then you pick up along the edge and knit the center and the two side simutlaneously at the same time; finishing up with the top edge knit perpendicular.

TomH's picture

Thanks, Mario. So that's why

Thanks, Mario. So that's why no diagonals.

ronhuber's picture

The shawl is gorgeous.

The shawl is gorgeous. Obviously a labour of love. I have some Jamieson and Smith Supreme and must apply it to something as lovely as yours.

aah's picture

Thank you for the kind

Thank you for the kind words. It took about a year, but I have knitted 2 sweaters and an unknown number of socks in between, I estimate maybe 250 hours. And the yardage: it weighs 148 gram which equals 2368mtr.

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MMario's picture

Splendiferous! How long did

Splendiferous! How long did it take you? Anddo you have a total for yardage?