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Oak Leaf and Acorn Shawl Pattern

By Caroline Sommerfeld


The asymmetric triangle shawl is a tribute to the magnificent Burr Oak tree planted by the designer. Surprisingly straightforward in construction, this shawl behaves as if knit on the bias, making it comfortable to wear and enjoyable to knit. The Oak Leaf and Acorn shawl pulls together a variety of knit elements including garter, mosaic and lace all representing parts of the oak tree harmoniously, much as Caroline's tree does for her yard. The tree is a haven for wildlife, attracting rare birds, rabbits, ermine, and squirrels year round to feed, shelter, and have a chat with each other; much as this large shawl also offers shelter to the wearer and attracts knitters to chat and knit along together!

Finished Measurements: Shawl measures 206 cm / 81" tip to tip.

The sample is shown in Indus Valley (MC), Pyrite (CC1) and Cinnamon (CC2). 

Yarn Requirements: 2 skeins of MC, 1 skein of CC1, 1 skein of CC2, all 100g of Lascaux Fine

Lascaux Fine

25% Manx Loaghtan Wool / 75% Punta Arenas Wool 
Lascaux Fine 100 – 350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein


Pattern is available as a downloadable PDF at checkout.  A link for future download will also be emailed to you with your receipt.