Oracle by Kristin Lehrer


August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette (unblocked / lightly stretched)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
one size
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ORACLE is a circular-shaped shawl, worked from the center out. It combines brioche and simple lace knitting techniques. This pattern provides directions for knitting with three different colorways, but don’t hold back from creating your own combinations and sequences. Use however many colorways you like! Mix and match, incorporate leftover yarn from a previous project — go wild!

Sample shown uses 3 skeins 
Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau

100% Superwash Merino Single-ply
400yds / 365m / 100g

  • Color A: Coven (Approx. 85g)

  • Color B: Grimm (Approx. 85g)

  • Color C: Paranormal (Approx. 95g)

IMPORTANT INFO: This shawl uses up ALL three skeins. You will have very little yarn left over. To avoid yarn chicken, please check that you have enough yards / meters.

Gauge may vary if substituting yarn. To ensure you have enough yardage, please make sure gauge is met, or purchase additional yarn for color C.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Experienced


  • Emily Ocker’s circular cast on method
  • Simple lace
  • Brioche
  • I-cord bind-off

This pattern is knit in the round. Charts and written directions are provided.


RING 6: BRIOCHE The sample pictured has more brioche rounds than the pattern instructs. I’ve shortened this section (ever so slightly) to accommodate yardage. This does not result in a significant difference.


There is a missing knit row, right after the increase round.

(Page 3) RING 4: BRIOCHE

Rnd 2 (Color B): Ssl1yof, brp1; repeat from until end of rnd.

Should read as:

Rnd 2 (Color B): Sl1yof, brp1; repeat from until end of rnd.

(Page 4) RING 5: LACE

There is a missing knit row, after the increase round.