Orange Peel is a triangular lace and cable shawl worked from the top down. I designed the shawl while on holiday; the cables of the first chart were inspired by the traditional cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest.
The pattern is interesting to knit because of the various stitches used but for the same reason I don(tm)t recommend it to beginners, some experience with cable and lace stitches is necessary. Working the cables is easier and faster if you know how to cable without a cable needle. (There aren(tm)t instructions in the pattern but you can find tutorials on the internet.)
23.5 stitches / 31 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles
18.5 stitches / 30 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in lace and cable pattern using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles, blocked
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size.
550 yards of Fingering weight
I'm a knitwear designer living in a small village in Switzerland. You can find my patterns here on Craftsy, on ravelry (www.ravelry.com/designers/agnes-kutas-keresztes) and on my website (www.agnes.kutas.ch). I have published designs in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Knit Now and Knitty.