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Orange Peel


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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: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY lace stitches cable stitches blocking shawls working from charts OR written instructions GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 550 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lang Yarns Merino 200 B(c)b(c) COLORWAY 71.0359

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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)

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Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design
Agnes Kutas Knitwear Design
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 many possible combinations. I designed my first sweater at about thirteen (without having any idea that what I was doing was actually called designing). However, knitting remained a hobby for many years, as I continued to expand my knowledge through technical method and practice. I grew up in Hungary, studied English and German, and then taught high school for three years. I moved to Switzerland in 2009 and worked as a substitute teacher for about a year, when I decided to try and publish my designs. My first website launched in 2011 with just three designs, and since then, the number of designs available is quickly approaching 100! It is a dream to see so many ideas become reality. I love creating texture, playing with stitch patterns, colors and shapes and while doing so, my goal is always to write a pattern that is logically structured and easy to follow, for knitters all over the world. I mainly design shawls, women’s sweaters and small accessories. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Knit Now and Knitty as well as a number of self-published designs.