Acorn by ash alberg


September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in main body stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
661 yards (604 m)
Finished Measurements: 166.5 cm x 66 cm / 65.5” x 26”
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Acorn is a very modern take on a lace shawl, embodying the essence of ash alberg’s “Lace for All” aesthetic: A geometric, easy-to-memorize lace pattern worked in a heavier-weight, sheepy wool, resulting in a shawl that can (and should!) be worn by anyone. It’s triangular shape and garter stitch borders make it perfect for wearing bandana-style or over the shoulders. Instructions are provided both in chart and written form.

Finished Measurements

166.5 cm x 66 cm / 65.5” x 26”


YOTH Yarns’ Daughter (100% Domestic Rambouillet & Merino wool blend; 302 metres / 330 yards per 150 g)

604 metres / 660 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Natural Chocolate.


4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)


18 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in main body stitch, after blocking)


• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure


• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Lena Zinser
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
• Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Acorn is one of the 10 modern, minimalist patterns featured in Issue 4 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 4 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.

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