Orange Peel

from Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design

Orange Peel Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • lace stitches
  • cable stitches
  • blocking shawls
  • working from charts OR written instructions

Pattern Description:

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.)

Sample page:


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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S: 137 x 53 cm / 54 x 20 3/4 inches
  • M: 155 x 61 cm / 61 x 24 inches
  • L: 173 x 69 cm / 68 x 27 1/4 inches
  • XL: 191 x 77 cm / 75 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches
  • XXL: 209 x 85 cm / 82 1/4 x 33 1/2 inches


  • YARN: 400 (510, 650, 810, 970) meters = 440 (560, 710, 880, 1060) yards fingering or sport weight wool or wool blend
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (only for the last WS row)
  • 5 mm (US 8) circular needle (only for BO)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle
  • blocking pins

Suggested yarn:

550 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lang Yarns Merino 200 B(c)b(c)



About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a knitwear designer living in a small village in Switzerland. You can find my patterns here on Craftsy, on ravelry ( and on my website ( I have published designs in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Knit Now and Knitty.

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