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I am originally from Switzerland, but live in the US since ‘99. I have been knitting since I was about five years old and I mostly make my own designs and patterns. I started designing my own ...

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Carrot Cake

from OwlCat Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Intermediate to advanced Lace knitting
  • Reading charts,
  • Various versions of directional increases and decreases (such as s2kp, sk2p, k3tg, p3tg, skp, k2tg, etc) yarn overs, slipped stitches.
  • There are several specialty stitches that were created just for this pattern, with detailed explanations and links to video tutorials
  • Most of the pattern is plain purl rows on the wrong side, but there are 2 rows that are 'true lace' where a simple pattern is worked on the wrong side as well.
  • This is not a beginner level pattern!
  • Pattern is available CHARTED ONLY at this time

Pattern Description:

In my other life, I am a personal trainer, and I am frequently asked how to choose healthier meals and steer clients towards healthier snacks. Well, here is something you can indulge in, without worry you'll wear it on your hips! Wrap your shoulders in this soft lace shawl, full of healthy fiber, and virtually calorie and therefore guilt free!

Carrot Cake works up into a treat you won't want to miss.
And you don't have to, it's all trainer approved!
This top down triangular/faroese hybrid lace shawl will look flattering; no matter what time of year or what color you choose.


25 st = 4" over stockinette, after serious blocking

18 st and 22 rows= 3.25" wide x 2 1/2" tall over 1 rep of center panel chart

(Gauge is not critical, but will affect yardage required)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 70" wingspan (175 cm), 30" center back (75 cm)


  • Malabrigo lace, 2 skeins 'Glazed Carrot' (100% Merino Wool, Lace Weight, (470 yards/430 mtr /50 gram) or Lace weight yarn, about 880 yds
  • US Size 4 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 32" length or longer or appropriate size for your lace yarn of choice
  • Cable needle or 1 double point needle
  • Optional: Needle 1 size larger for bind off row

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

850 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



Glazed Carrot