Oxford Shawl by Joanna Cosel

Oxford Shawl

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1640 - 1750 yards (1500 - 1600 m)
One size
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Skill level: Intermediate
If you want to knit this shawl you should know how to knit, purl, increase and make basic brioche. Due to the large size, I do not recommend this pattern for learning brioche. it is not hard, but in last section you will have over 500 stitches to work with.

All my patterns have geographical names - this time I want to honor a well known university because this shawl is a great learning opportunity and a lot of fun - just like studying.

About the pattern
Oxford shawl is a little bit of everything to avoid boredom - relaxing garter, colors and stripes fun, texture and 2 color brioche. And it is all placed on a massive top-down shawl of unusual angular shape and it’s framed with contrasting icord bind-off.

Front wedges and V shape neckline make it possible to wear the shawl without shawl pins or any other holders - it sits still on the shoulders where it should be without slipping. When it is on the body it looks like a poncho and creates a similar effect.

The shawl is designed for 4 full skeins of fingering weight superwash wool yarn 400 meters / 437 yards 
100 grams / 3.5 ounces. I used up my balls with almost no leftovers, as well as my test knitters.

For the best result use the same yarn base with all of 3 colors - it will give the best result especially in brioche sections. If you have a problem choosing matching colorways consider using yarn from same dyer or manufacturer - usually they match each other quite well.

For yarn substitution look for superwash skeins with high wool content - their tendencies to grow are accommodated in this pattern. It is possible to make this shawl using larger scraps - you will need 30-60 grams per section, yarn usage in every section is specified in the pattern.

You’ll need 1 skein of contrast color (C2), 2 skeins of the main color (C3) and 1 skein of another colorway (C1).

The sample was made with one of my favourite yarns: Mirella Włóczki Warmii in colorways:

C1 Cappuccino (light grey) - 1 skein

C2 Mirableki (yellow-orange) - 1 skein

C3 Mokka (dark brown) - 2 skeins

The pattern is availible in one size - big and cozy shlanket
about 160 cm / 63 inches wingspan 

about 90 cm / 35 inches in the deepest point

The pattern was test knitted and proofread by English speaking people.

To celebrate pattern release I’m starting a KAL for Oxford Shawl. The fun will last to the end of the year - so you have almost 3 months to complete the project. You could find all the details in my Ravelry group.

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