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  1. Kelsey Binder
    March 12, 2021 @ 11:09 am

    I love this shawl and I’m having so much fun making it. That said I think the pattern is written wrong for the lace section. This resulted in the leading edge being much thicker than the other end and the stockinette spine is shifted out of place during the lace.

    I’m leaving it as is for this project because I don’t have it in me to pull out so much lace but the pattern should be updated.

    k1, work chart A to marker, SM, work chart A to last 2 st, k2

    (Pattern has the k1 and k2 swapped)

    • Emily Wessel
      March 15, 2021 @ 3:54 am

      Hi Kelsey – I’m pretty sure the pattern is correct, and you may be misunderstanding it? Are you following from the chart p3, or from the chart text instructions on p3?

      You can notice that Chart A begins with a yarn-over on each RS row, and then ends with a knit stitch (the chart itself has an ‘extra’ stitch at the end). That knit stitch is the centreline stitch of the shawl. As noted in after the set-up row, the marker is located after the centreline stitch of the shawl.

      So when you’re working the lace, you:
      work k2 (this creates 2 edge sts),
      work chart A until the marker – the last stitch of this chart is the k1 that is the ‘spine’ stitch
      slip the marker
      work chart A until the last stitch of the row – the last stitch of this chart is a k1, which is one of the 2 edge sts at this side
      k1 – this last stitch of the row is the second of the two edge sts on this end.

      Then on WS rows you k1, purl to last st, k1 – this creates a single garter column at either edge.

      Hope this clarifies things! If not, send us an email at and we’ll try to explain it another way :)


      • Kelsey Binder
        March 16, 2021 @ 8:44 am

        Hi Emily,

        I see what I did now, I defaulted to reading the chart from L to R which produces pretty much the correct lace pattern but shifted over incorrectly by one stich!

  2. Alice
    March 21, 2020 @ 11:07 am

    When casting on the blanket, do I include the step of knitting the cast-on stitches before working the set-up round (I.e. steps 9-10 in Judy’s instructions) or go straight to the set-up round once the first set of loops are on the needles?

    • alexaludeman
      March 22, 2020 @ 10:49 am

      Hi Alice – Go straight to the set up round

  3. Ann
    September 17, 2019 @ 1:52 pm

    Out of idle curiosity, may I ask why there is extra yardage called in the MC/CC versions? The shawl requires 80 yards more than the single color version, the blanket takes 40 yards more. Is this to provide insurance against the possible need to play Yarn Chicken?
    (Congratulations on launching another beautiful pattern out into the world, by the way. The lace section reminds me of an old “light” favorite, Sivia Harding’s Diamond Fantasy. Looking forward to some “heavy” lace this time around!)

    • alexaludeman
      September 18, 2019 @ 11:04 am

      Hi Ann – yep, you’ve got it. There is just a bit more variability with 2 colours.

  4. Pam
    September 17, 2019 @ 5:10 am

    I’ve tried starting a center out blanket and got stuck with the cast on, but Oaken makes me want to try again. It’s so pretty!

  5. Terry
    September 13, 2019 @ 8:04 pm

    Hello, I would like very much to make the blanket, but I would like to make it bigger. Is it possible to do so by repeating the lace pattern for another repeat? Thanks

    • alexaludeman
      September 16, 2019 @ 11:24 am

      Hi Terry – yes indeed! It’s just a garter stitch border after that so another repeat is perfect.

  6. Sara Wutzke
    September 13, 2019 @ 10:38 am

    It’s beautiful! Sara

  7. Katie Didow
    September 13, 2019 @ 9:29 am

    Love this! I’d love to make one to go with a new pair of mitts and a hat for this winter. Do you have any recommendations for patterns that you think will go with this?

    • alexaludeman
      September 13, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

      Go with something textured and garter heavy!

  8. Robin Ahamedi
    September 13, 2019 @ 7:57 am

    Is there any seaming for the blanket? Also, what is the required skill level?!

    • alexaludeman
      September 13, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

      No seaming for the blanket! Skill levels aren’t that useful in my opinion, but I’d say adventurous beginner. There are a few techniques (the cast on, working lace) but nothing terribly fussy.