The Ashburn shawl, designed by prolific knitwear designer Melanie Berg who describes it as
'… an eye-catching triangle shawl with asymmetrical flair. Garter and slipped stitch patterns create a subtle medley of textures, and an endless combination of color choices lets you be as demure or as bold as you like'
I used a bright blue from Easy Knits (he calls it Tardis blue) and a skein of Madeline Tosh Spectrum (a blue/purple/green lightly variegated lace weight that I held double). It’s mostly garter stitch, with some slipped stitches thrown in for texture, and is quite easy to knit in front of the TV or while chatting. A side note, the blue was absolutely colour fast – I was very impressed given the intensity of the colour.
The combination of decreases and increases at each end gives it the shape of an extended, asymmetrical triangle. Ultimately though, I thought the triangle was too shallow, so I cut some paper in the same shape and played around with folding it into a cowl.
Voila, I wrapped the cast on corner around and stitched it down and I ended up with a cowl at a good length to double-wrap without risk of strangulation. I particularly like that more of the slipped stitches are visible, as it sits quite flat across my chest, like a bandana.