Ashmore by Sally Oakley


December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 842 yards (640 - 770 m)
One size
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Ashmore is a traditional triangular shawl with stripes, eyelets, and a little lace to finish off. A shawl of tranquility, for a moment of peace wherever you need it. Surprisingly warm for so light a piece, Ashmore will be a welcome wardrobe addition. Comfort knitting at its best.

Sample shown in ‘Fairy Wren’ (Colour A) and ‘Ashmore’ (Colour B). Sample used 355 metres/388 yards Colour A and 285 metres/312 yards Colour B.

For Ashmore I have used (and highly recommend) the Magic Garter Tab cast on, developed by Georgie Nicholson/tikki. A traditional Garter Tab cast on will also work. The pattern provides instructions for this, and a link to the Magic Garter Tab so that you can choose the method that suits you best.

Ashmore is a companion pattern to Milkwood.


White Gum Wool 4ply Ethical Superfine Merino
(472 meters / 100 grams) – 2 balls
4mm/US 6 needles – 100cm/40” circular
or size needed to match tension
Needle 1 size larger for bind off (optional)
22 Stitch markers (optional)
Embroidery needle for weaving in ends
Blocking wires & pins (optional)

Tension (blocked firmly, worked flat):
Stocking Stitch:
18 stitches and 38 rows = 10cm/4”

Your gauge will affect the size of the finished shawl as well as the amount of yarn you will use. If in doubt, stock up on extra.

Finished Dimensions (blocked) approx.:
Depth: 69cm/27.25”
Width: 182cm/71.75”

My thanks to Nan Bray of White Gum Wool for yarn support. To my technical editor Allison, and to my wonderful pattern testing team. Also to my daughter Emily for modelling.

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