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  1. Angela
    November 26, 2020 @ 6:00 am

    I forgot to move my stitch markers in row 5 but only realized this after completing the lace section completely (read all the repeats) I dont want to rip it back – will it look horrible if I just keep going and move the BOR marker over the required # of sts – Help

    • Alexa Ludeman
      November 26, 2020 @ 8:44 pm

      Hi Angela – If you like the look of the lace as is, then rock on!

  2. jenni
    November 7, 2020 @ 4:41 am

    Hi was wondering…I am on row 5 of lace am at the end of round I have slipped stitch but only have one stitch left before end of round so can’t knit two together and then pass slipped stitch over before end of round. Do I just knit one then pass stitch over then start round 6

    • Emily Wessel
      November 9, 2020 @ 2:15 am

      At the beginning of round 5, you must follow the chart instructions for the BOR shift. They read — BOR shift – before beginning this chart round, remove BOR marker, k1, then replace BOR marker. Then begin the chart round indicated. — When you begin the round this way, by moving the BOR marker over one, then you’ll have that extra stitch at the end of the round that you need to complete the sl1-k2tog-psso.

      Hope this helps! Em

  3. robyn
    September 18, 2020 @ 4:55 pm

    I didn’t do the provisional cast on. Can I pick up the stitches to complete the neckline or am I doomed to frog?

    • Emily Wessel
      September 21, 2020 @ 2:08 am

      It should be fine to just pick up stitches, as long as the current neckline as cast-on fits over your head?

  4. Ana
    August 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am

    I’m making the size small and how many times do I repeat the lace chart..??
    The instructions say once, but your pictures look like it should be twice…

    • Alexa Ludeman
      August 27, 2020 @ 10:33 am

      Hi Ana – For the size small the pattern says to work the lace chart twice.

  5. Lisa Johnstone
    August 19, 2020 @ 1:34 pm

    Do you have a secret trick for joining in the round and making it look seamless? I’ve just ripped out my first 4 rounds because I still have a large gap between the last and first stitches. I’ll try again tomorrow!

  6. Donna Preston
    July 27, 2020 @ 1:03 am

    Hi, can you please help me, I’m kind of an experienced knitter but I make mistakes often. With the round 5 and moving the BOR marker, I ended up 1 stitch short what have I done wrong?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 27, 2020 @ 9:38 am

      Hi Donna

      The marker is moving, but that stitch is still there, it’s just at the end of the round, rather than the start.

  7. Amanda Hamilton
    July 17, 2020 @ 1:37 am

    Just wondering if the drape would be right if I used a cotton dk from araucania that I have in my stash and would I still use same size needles. Thank you

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 17, 2020 @ 10:22 am

      Hi Amanda – I’m afraid I don’t have enough experience working in cotton to give solid advice on that. I would do a swatch in the lace and give it a block to see if you like the way the stitches fall.

      • Amanda Hamilton
        July 17, 2020 @ 12:45 pm

        Thanks x

  8. Sandra
    July 15, 2020 @ 8:06 am

    Hi, I love this’s my second sweater project!

    So my question is probably a real beginner question. I haven’t knit lace before. I’m on row 2 of the chart. I’m at the first yarn over from row 1, I believe I’m supposed to yo again here. What do I do with this yo stitch before I make the yo of row 2? Do I drop it off the needle then do yo for row2?

    • Emily Wessel
      July 17, 2020 @ 12:52 am

      Hi Sandra –

      When you begin round 2 of the lace pattern, you will be working on top of the previous round’s lace patterning, because this lace pattern has lace stitches (increases and decreases) worked on every round, which actually isn’t typical.

      So, as you begin from the BOR marker, you will knit 2, then work a k2tog. That k2tog will combine a knit stitch, AND the k2tog from the previous round. Then you will knit 1 more stitch, which itself will be the yo from the round previous. So that yo stitch, which is just a loop over the needle, rather than a regular knit stitch, is knit, not dropped off the needle. THEN you work yo, k1, yo, which is the centreline of the pattern repeat. That k1 stitch is aligned over the k1 of the previous round. Then, again, you will knit into the yo from the previous round (the left-hand one), just by inserting your needle from front to back, and knitting into the loop, the same way you’d knit into a knit stitch.

      I hope this clarifies! Don’t drop the yos from the previous round, or your lace pattern won’t work out; you want to knit into them.


      • Sandra
        July 27, 2020 @ 12:02 pm

        Thank you Emily for the great explanation! I finished two rounds of the lace pattern and feel awesome about it! I’m looking forward to the rest, and eventually wearing it!
        On a side note, I purchased the Strange Brew book and I have 8 inches completed on the Icefall sweater, a knit along I am doing with a friend. Your patterns are lovely, I hope to get through the whole book and create family heirlooms for for my sons and their wives.

        Thanks so much, I’m having a great time with these designs!

  9. Evelien
    July 6, 2020 @ 11:21 am

    Maybe a stupid question but I started to knit with the lager size needles according to the pattern. When do I switch to the smaller size needles? Love the sweater ! Thank you.

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 6, 2020 @ 11:23 am

      Hi! Don’t worry, the smaller needles are coming. We used them for the hem, cuffs, and ribbing at the neckline.

      • Evelien
        July 6, 2020 @ 11:50 am

        Thank you for your quick reaction!

  10. cyndi shepard
    June 18, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

    ould you have any suggestions as to how to keep the tension consistent in this little leaf lace pattern? When I tried to knit this sweater the stitch at the base of the leaf ended up so long and wonky looking–enough so I frogged the whole project.

    • Emily Wessel
      June 18, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

      Hi Cyndi – I’m not 100% sure what your problem looks like, and there are many things that may be contributing. Had you blocked the lace to see how it looked before you frogged it? Also, what yarn were you using? One idea – it’s possible you might get better results if you switch to a slightly smaller needle, just for the lace section, then switch back to the needle with which you achieved the design gauge for the remainder of the sweater? Also, the lace IS quite open and splayed at the bottom, as you can see from the photos.