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  1. Micki White
    December 10, 2021 @ 6:07 am

    Hi. I always struggle with reading colorwork mittens when they have the thumb chart included. Any good tips on how to read the front, thumb, and back of a mitten when it’s all on one page?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      December 13, 2021 @ 1:35 pm

      Hi Micki – Do you mean for the thumb gusset? If so, you are reading straight across, so row 1 of the front, row 1 of the thumb gusset, and row 1 of the back (and reverse for the other mitten)

  2. bellfuego
    March 28, 2021 @ 7:48 pm

    I’m confused… After round 1 with YOs, I still only have 12 stitches, not 16. And the chart looks like it starts with 4 stitches, not the CO 8? What am I missing?

    • Emily Wessel
      March 28, 2021 @ 11:12 pm

      First – you cast on 8 stitches, and then you double the stitch count by working [k1, yo] 8 times, so you’ll be at 16 sts.
      Second – the chart repeats 4 times on each round, and it represents [k1, yo, k1, yo] 4 times on round 1, which is the same as the text instructions.
      One thing you might be missing is working yarn-overs at the end of each needle?

      • bellfuego
        March 31, 2021 @ 12:13 pm

        Thank you for the clarification!

  3. Georgia Wilson
    January 14, 2018 @ 9:39 am

    Line 31 does not work is this me or is this an error

    • alexaludeman
      January 14, 2018 @ 4:41 pm

      Hi Georgia – I’ve checked the pattern and it should work. Are you working a p3 together at the center stitch?

      • Georgia Wilson
        January 15, 2018 @ 11:47 am

        Its the first part of the row that is the problem The first pearl stitch is directly above the one on the previous row and its not supposed to be

      • alexaludeman
        January 15, 2018 @ 7:03 pm

        Hi Georgia – If you follow the pattern stitch by stitch it will work, I promise. It’s hard to diagnose the problem without seeing the actual work. Could you maybe email us a photo? Or if you have a local yarn shop they may be able to see where it’s gone wrong?

  4. Pam Lambert
    April 14, 2017 @ 2:33 pm

    Hi! I have used cascade yarns long wood (super wash extra fine merino wool) and was wondering it is best to wet block? I was told at my local yarn store that I could mist the squares then block. This is my first time making something like this and to block. If you could share some wisdom to this novice, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much

    • alexaludeman
      April 18, 2017 @ 9:47 am

      I always wet block. You could mist the squares but with a lace blanket you want a bit of a harder block than say, a hat, or a sweater you lay flat to dry.

  5. Carolyn Harries
    January 25, 2017 @ 12:41 am

    I have just bought the Vivid pattern and started work on it. I am working on two needles. How do I make a yarn over stitch at the end of a row?

    • alexaludeman
      January 25, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

      Hi Carolyn – You should be working in the round, rather than back and forth (maybe you are doing that on 2 needles?), a yarn over at the end is the same as a yarn over anywhere else, you just want to be careful it doesn’t drop off when you go to work the first stitch on the next needle.

  6. Hercy
    August 8, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

    Hi, I’ve just finished one square of this wonderful blanket. Unfortunately, my purl stitches (inside the flower shape) are loose compared to the pictures. Do you have any ideas on what I’m doing wrong? I’ve used 5mm needles and Dream in Colour classy yarn.
    Thank you:)

    • alexaludeman
      August 9, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

      Hi Hercy – you just might have looser purls when you are working in the round. Try a slightly different technique, or pulling the stitches a little tighter.

  7. syvvs
    April 18, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

    Hi! I am ready to start knitting this lovely blanket, but I am not sure I understand what to do for the even rounds. When should I purl and when should I p3? Sorry, I am confused! Thanks!

    • Emily Wessel
      April 23, 2015 @ 7:50 am

      On the even rounds, you will be ‘keeping in pattern’. So when the stitch was knit on the previous round, you will knit it. When the stitch was purled on the previous round, you will purl it. If it was a knit decrease (like k2tog, ssk, etc.), you’ll knit it. If it was a yarn-over, you’ll knit it. If it was a purl decrease (like p3tog), you’ll purl it. Hope this helps!

  8. saramariegSara
    June 11, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

    This is so pretty! Once I finish my other WIP’s I’m definitely starting this. I need more hands to knit more things!