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Ruxton Shawl

from Design by Dee
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ruxton Shawl
Ruxton Shawl
Ruxton Shawl
Ruxton Shawl
Ruxton Shawl
Ruxton Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increases and decreases
  • Familiarity with lace knittng

Pattern Description:

Ruxton is a super textured, top-down triangular lace shawl with motifs inspired by nature. The decrease placement in the richly textured border pattern and the picot bind off combine to form a subtle ruffling effect at the bottom, giving the shawl a lovely drape. The shape is a slightly elongated triangle, and may be blocked with the top edge straight or a bit curved.

The Ruxton pattern includes both charts and full written out instructions for those of you prefer not to use charts.

Ruxton works up really quickly. Both the body and border patterns are very intuitive and easy to memorize. Before you know it, you'll have a warm and snuggly Ruxton to call your very own!

Instructions are provided for two sizes: a 64" x 30" shawl worked in sport weight, and a 56" x 26" smaller shawl worked in fingering weight. The gold shawl pictured is worked in sport weight and the rusty brown shawl pictured is worked in sock/fingering weight. The texture is still very evident in the fingering weight, but I would not recommend lace weight since the cool texture of the border will not show to its best advantage.

The size is very easy to customize either by using different yarn, changing the number of pattern repeats, or both. Full instructions are provided to show you how, including how to calculate stitch counts for any size and how changing the number of chart repeats will affect the final size.

Construction Notes: Ruxton starts at the center back of the neck and is knit down to the bottom edge. On the body, patterning is done on the right-side rows only, with all wrong-side rows being purled between the garter spine and borders.The textured border is patterned on both sides on most rows.

BIG CHARTS! I highly recommend setting the "Page Sizing" on your Adobe Acrobat printing window (left side) to ACTUAL SIZE in order for the charts to print as large as possible.


Gauge is not critical, but my sport weight version had a gauge of 4.5 st per 1" stockinette, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 64" x 30" when worked in sport weight
  • 56" x 26" when worked in fingering weight
  • size is very easy to customize either larger or smaller


  • US Size 6 (4.00mm) circular needle for sport weight version
  • US Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle for fingering weight version
  • 630-680 yards sport weight yarn for 64" x 30" size
  • 550-600 yards fingering weight yarn for 56" x 26" version

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • T-pins for blocking, approx. 200 if you pin out all the picots
  • blocking supplies

Suggested yarn:

660 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock Medium Weight