We started the Ashburn-KAL some weeks ago, and slowly but steadily you can now see more and more FOs come to life. Would you like to enjoy a little peak?

One of my favorites is definitely caramora’s Northumbria. Oh these colors! Aren’t they beautiful? I just love this soft, organic transition, and I think Cara has been a genius to choose these three skeins of Madelinetosh TML.

Just imagine with what kinds of colors you could combine this shawl with. Black? White? Green? Beige? I could even see a red and definitely a brown sweater or dress together with this.

As we all know, this winter in the States has been an extraordinarily hard one – just right for a soft and cozy piece to wrap into.

Caramora's Northumbria

Another Ashburn that made me gasp is this one by EllenLBishop. It’s been a Plucky mystery kit, and I’m sure when Ellen unpacked her box, that was a surprise!

Would you have imagined bright pink, bright blue and poisonous green to go together so perfectly? I certainly wouldn’t, but I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this combination now that I see it knit up.

EllenLBishop's Ashburn


I also love the way this shawl reminds me of spring. And actually – spring is in the air, here in Germany! You can scent a feeling of the new season everywhere, and Ashburn will be a wonderful companion on spring evenings, protecting your shoulders against a cool breeze.


And finally, HelenKnits’ Ashburn, a bold and colorful celebration of joy. Helen used three different yarns that play together perfectly – Malabrigo, Knitterly and Plucky – and her color choice is nothing but stunning, don’t you think so? I just love the way the yellow pops out, and look at those small, dark dots in it. That’s certainly spectacular!

As Helen is living in Australia, I’m sure she’s looking forward to the first days of fall to get some more wear out of this shawl. 🙂

HelenKnits' Ashburn


Don’t these pictures make you want to cast on your own Ashburn? Dive into your stash and dig those beauties out! The KAL is open to join for everyone and won’t end before Mid March, so there’s still plenty of time to delve into squishy garter stitch, a beautiful yet easy to do slipped stitch pattern and eye-catching color combinations!

If you need some yarn or color ideas, just drop by in my Ravelry group and say hello, or simply browse the list of finished Ashburn projects on Ravelry. I wish I had more time to present some more of them here. 🙂

So, grab your needles and join us in the knit-along – I’m looking forward to welcome you!