Orinoco Pattern


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Orinoco Orinoco
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Orinoco Orinoco
Orinoco Orinoco

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, cables, picking up stitches, seaming

Pattern Description:

One of my favorite travel destinations was a trip to the Venezuelan Amazon in the 1990s. Among the plethora of highlights was hiking along the bottom of the Orinoco River among the giant boulders during the dry season. During the wet season, these awesome wonders are completely submerged by the water.

The textures created by the cables in this shrug reminded me of the gorgeous riverbed landscape. The pattern includes instructions to work a long-sleeved or a three-quarter sleeved shrug, and instructions for the optional border.

(Sample shown worked in size S using Frog Tree Meriboo (70% Merino Wool, 30% Bamboo; 120 yds/ 110m; 1.75oz/ 50g), 8 balls, color 26)


21 sts and 12 rows = 6"/15.2cm wide and 3"/ 7.6cm high with 1 Chart repeat (both Sections A and B) using 2 strands held together

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X/3X)*, Fits Bust Sizes 28-31 (32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 45-46, 47-52)
  • * If you are more petite and between sizes, you might feel fairly comfortable going with the smaller size, because the garment is quite stretchy and designed with extra ease.


  • Approximately 660 (695, 790, 880, 905, 1015) yds/ 603.5 (635.5, 722.5, 804.5, 827.5, 929) m worsted weight wool yarn or blend with high wool content, plus 180 (200, 230, 260, 260, 280) yds/ 164.5 (183, 210.5, 238, 238, 256) m for long sleeves, plus 100 (105, 140, 170, 210, 215) yds/ 91.5 (96, 128, 155.5, 192, 196.5) cm for optional border
  • 11/ 8mm 32"/ 80cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • darning needle
  • stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns.

While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a ...

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