Ashby by Leila Raven


September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.25 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in Main Body Stitch, relaxed after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
740 yards (677 m)
One Size (See Notes)
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We’re big fans of wool shawls in the Fall – such versatile pieces keep you warm and comfortable, and are great accents for all types of layered wardrobe combinations. This triangular shawl is a texture-lover’s dream. The border features garter stitch, meandering cables, and short-row detailing. The main body fabric is worked in a lovely variation on Moss Stitch which creates balance for the more heavily patterned border. We hope Ashby keeps you warm this Fall and Winter!


  • Beginning at the left “wingtip,” the wavy cabled border is worked towards the center of the shawl; short rows are then used to create the corner turn that forms the bottom point at the base of the shawl. The right side of the border is then worked to the right “wingtip.”
  • Upon completion of the border, stitches are picked up along the inside edge of the border and worked in a textured knit-and-purl pattern. The body stitches decrease evenly as you work upwards toward top center neck.

Special Notes:

The horseshoe cable on the border section of this shawl reverses direction after the central corner turn; the cable twists on the second half of the border move “outward” rather than inward as given for the first half of the border. Please refer to the border charts for details.


Approx. 740 yards of light worsted weight wool yarn


6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
Sample photographed in color Tent

Potential yarn substitutes include Tones
Sample photographed in color Wallflower Undertone


4.25 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch over Main Body stitch pattern, relaxed after blocking


One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain pattern gauge
One 32” circular or pair of straight needles one size larger than Gauge Needle (for Border)
Suggested sizes: US 8/5 mm and US 9/5.5 mm

Finished Dimensions

66” Wingspan, 33” Height at spine, relaxed after blocking

Skill Level

3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this accessory are charted only.

Japanese and Dutch Translations are available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative Translated Version

Japanese Translation by Meri Tanaka