I have a beautiful orchid garden in my backyard that I enjoy every day. I especially like to watch the buds grow and grow until they burst open with spectacular blossoms. This shawl was inspired by a stem of multiple orchid buds from my yard. The middle ring of long rounds of chains and clone knots was developed to mimic the long stems of orchid blossoms before they bloom. Wear the shawl as a wrap over your shoulders; slip your arms through the holes to wear it as a vest; or fold it in half, drape it over your shoulders, cinch with a belt, and let the remainder flow as large sleeves. This pattern can be found in Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine.