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Orange Peel

Knitting
October 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 - 1060 yards (402 - 969 m)
see below
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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’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.

Sample page: http://agnes.kutas.ch/freepdf/OrangePeel_sample.pdf

Sizes

  • S: 137 x 53 cm / 54 x 20 ¾ inches
  • M: 155 x 61 cm / 61 x 24 inches
  • L: 173 x 69 cm / 68 x 27 ¼ inches
  • XL: 191 x 77 cm / 75 ¼ x 30 ¼ inches
  • XXL: 209 x 85 cm / 82 ¼ x 33 ½ inches

Yarn

  • weight: fingering or sport
  • fiber: wool or wool blend
  • amount: 400 (510, 650, 810, 970) meters = 440 (560, 710, 880, 1060) yards

Yarn used (sample)

Lang Yarns Merino 200
100% wool
203 meters (222 yards) / 50 g
Colorway: 71.0359

Other recommended yarns

  • Rowan Cashsoft 4 Ply
  • Wollmeise Lace-Garn
  • Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino

Needles

  • 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)

Notions

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

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.