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Poison Oak

Poison Oak

This pattern is challenging. It is probably the most difficult pattern I have ever designed. To succeed in knitting it, the ability to concentrate on your knitting is critical. Familiarity with stacked technique is highly desirable.
Please note that the pattern is for a wrap or scarf; I ended up with a vest purely by accident! Please also note that the first photo is edited to get a big pic.
If you’d like to get more experience with stacked stitches, you can start with either Coral Reef, Stream, or Aurora Borealis (the latter is slightly more difficult).
Some advice on materials. You will need fingering-weight yarn, not superwash or sock yarn-type. The knitted fabric is very convoluted, and needs to be blocked vigorously to lay flat. Superwash yarns don’t block to that extent. The yarn also should not split on your needles, and be evenly spun (don’t use tweeds, I’ve tried!). Also don’t mix yarn of different thickness.
The needles: stainless steel circulars, with sharp tips.
I suggest starting with 1-pattern repeat sample (you can actually knit a skinny scarf 1-repeat wide), and go on to more repeats only after that.
I am infinitely grateful to Grete Jenssen (Ma9 @ Ravelry) and Marit Skavlid (Mitt @ Ravelry) for all their help reading-out, correcting, and knitting this pattern. I would never be able to complete such a challenging design on my own.


  • fingering-weight yarn. This yarn will be perfect for this pattern
  • 3mm circular needles
  • one pattern repeat is approx. 18 cm wide


  • can be knit any size

    You will receive this pattern as a digitally downloadable PDF. Due to the nature of the product, downloadable patterns are not returnable or refundable. All sales are final.

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