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Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

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Orenburg Rhapsody

By Caroline Sommerfeld

This elegant yet easy pattern brings the beauty of traditional Orenburg lace together with a contemporary shawlette form.  It is ideal for showing off your best luxury yarns, or your favourite sock/fingering weight yarns.   It can be knit using one skein of most fingering weight yarns. 

This versatile pattern can also be made very lacy by using a lace weight yarn, or thick and warm by using a sport weight yarn (additional yarn may be required if you choose this option).


Measures 60’ x 10’, after blocking.

Suggested Yarn:

1 skein Ancient Arts 100% Organic Merino 4 ply (sock) yarn or
1 skein Ancient Arts 100% Superwash BFL 4 ply (sock) yarn or
1 skein Ancient Arts 75% Merino 25% Silk 4 ply (sock) yarn or

2 skeins Ancient Arts 70% Cashmere / 30% Silk 4 ply yarn


Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” or longer circular (cir) for working shawl. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


In garter st, 22 sts and 42 rows = 4” (10 cm) before blocking

Notes about knitting:

This shawlette is worked in three separate stages.  First, the bottom lace border is knit.  Second, stitches are picked up along one side of the border and then the main body of the shawl is knit using short rows to shape.  Finally, the top border is knit onto the stitches of the main body and thus there is almost no binding off required!

Note about yarn:

Orenburg Rhapsody works well with any fingering or sock weight yarn, and makes a garment that can be worn as a narrow shawlette or as a scarf.  The pattern can alternately be knit using a lace weight yarn in order to get a more lacy effect in the shawl.  If using a finer yarn, you will need to use 4.5mm needles or the size of the final garment will be affected.  If you are concerned about changing the size of the shawl by changing the yarn, a heavy lace yarn is recommended since this will least affect the size of the garment.  

Pattern is available as a downloadable PDF at checkout.  A link for future download will also be emailed to you with your receipt.

Patterns and e-books are all delivered by digital download. If your order includes yarn or other items requiring shipment a pattern download email will be sent by our system at the same time and date as shipping confirmation. If your order only includes a pattern and no yarn, the system will immediately send an email with a download link. Our system will send a fresh link to download a new version of a pattern when updates occur. Details on changes to patterns can be found on our pattern errata page.

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  • Place an order through this website
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Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

  • Choosing the right yarn base
  • Colour choices
  • Calculating yarn requirements

Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

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To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by combining.

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We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

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