Ashton Shawlette

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Ashton Shawlette Pattern

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Knitting: Ashton Shawlette
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized

Item:

Shawl

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase and Decrease
  • Willingness to learn to read charts

Pattern Description:

ASHTON HAS BEEN UPDATED FEB 2014. This version is very similar to the previous version. There is more detail about estimating yardage when adjusting the size. Also, the suggested way to recalculate stitch counts has been revised from the previous version.

Have you admired beautiful lace shawls but were too intimidated by lace charts to try to knit one? Then this is the perfect pattern for you. Ashton is a lovely shawlette with leaf motifs that was inspired by the beauty of spring here in Virginia, as the tiny leaf buds seem to merge into full-sized leaves in the blink of an eye.

Ashton is offered as a charted pattern that was designed specifically for knitters who wish to venture into using charts or knitting lace for the first time. The large, easy-to-view charts are formatted to be user-friendly and simple to comprehend, with detailed instructions on how to use them.

In order to provide even more help for knitters new to charts and lace, the pattern includes a 6-page Tutorial with even more in-depth step-by-step instructions on how to read the charts as well as detailed notes on how to increase the size of the shawl and how to block it. Hundreds of people have learned to knit lace from charts with this pattern, why not you too??!!!!

If you already read charts and are just looking for a versatile and fun shawlette to knit, the pattern is complete and stands on its own without the tutorial pages.

This top-down, triangular shawlette knits up quickly in fingering weight yarn, but may be knitted in lace weight, sport weight or whatever weight you like. Ashton is the perfect shawlette to showcase your favorite variegated hand-dyed or tonal yarns and can be knitted using only one skein of most sock yarns. Natural fibers are recommended for this pattern.

The ability to increase the shawl size simply by adding repeats of the leaf bud motif section makes Ashton easily customizable for whatever yarn or needle size you choose.

Gauge:

4.5 st = 1 inch blocked (gauge is not critical with this project)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 52" x 26"
  • Size may be customized easily

Materials:

  • Approximately 420 yards of fingering weight yarn, although yardage will vary if substituting different needle sizes or yarn weights
  • The gold shawl pictured was knit with Shalimar Yarns "Breathless" Fingering Weight Merino/Cashmere/Silk in the "Sapote" colorway Approximately 420 yards on U.S. 5 needles
  • US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 32" circulars
  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) DPN needle to bind off (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • T-pins for blocking
  • Stitch Markers (optional)
  • Blocking Mats (nice to have but you can always use your bed!)

Suggested yarn:

425 yards of Fingering weight

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 3 reviews)
Pacific Rose on craftsy.com

Excellent Awesome Shawl, Awesome Pattern  September 21, 2012


This design has a wonderful flow to it. This was my first time at knitting from charts. Dee made it so easy that I flew through the pattern.

CCaarrooll on craftsy.com

Excellent Great lace knitting experience  August 30, 2012


This pattern was very clearly designed and lots of extra explanations were included. An experienced lace knitter could jump right in. For those of us just gaining confidence with lace, this pattern offered a lot of support.

cdninswe on craftsy.com

Excellent Ashton ROCKS  June 22, 2012


This a great quick knit shawl which is excellent for beginner to lace or charted knitting; interesting for more experienced knitters wanting an instant gratification fix; great for using up stash. Can also be great for a first beading project too.

About Designer

About Designer

stevieland on craftsy.com

Hi! I am a former professional guitarist who at least for now am very grateful to be designing full time.

I made all my clothes and jewelry as a hippie girl many years ago, and had a little cottage industry of selling my handcrafts to friends in high school. I later turned to music and put down all the needles and hooks and soldering guns and whatnot for over 30 years. I picked up knitting ...

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