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I can still remember my first knitting adventures as a child, when I learned to knit. Cables fascinated me, I loved to swatch them and watch how the pattern evolved as the stitches twisted into so ...

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Vanilla Orchid

from Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla Orchid

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast-on
  • basic lace
  • basic cables
  • block

Pattern Description:

Lovely lace and lots of leaves make this top-down half-circle shawl a beautiful accessory to wear and a fun project to knit. The pattern offers a variety of charts to work, yet they are easy to memorize; the shawl looks more intricate than it really is. Wrong-side rows are always purled. The pattern contains both charted and written out instructions.


22 stitches / 29 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 140 cm x 58.5 cm / 55 inches x 23 inches


  • 2 skeins Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk #7219 (pistachio)
  • 2 skeins Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk #1306 (powder)
  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needle
  • 5 mm (US 8) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

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

Suggested yarn:

650 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk


#7219 (pistachio) and #1306 (powder)