Ascent Shawl Release & Knitalong

The latest patterns in the Woodland Passage Collection was released into the universe on March 16. The Ascent Shawl combines texture and lace in a fresh, geometric way.


Let’s talk about the yarn for a minute. I love Malabrigo. The depth and tone in their colors makes for some eye-catching finished products. The gold in the worsted weight version uses Malabrigo Rios in Sunset. The purple in the light version uses Malabrigo Sock in Violeta Africana. Don’t you want to just float away knitting with this color? It’s so pretty! At 100% wool for both Rios and Sock, it blocks like a dream and the draping options are endless.


The shawl is cast on with a modified garter tab that uses yarnovers to continue the eyelets along the edge. Worked with seed stitch, moss stitch, a slip stitch garter pattern, and cell stitch lace, this is a great shawl for an ambitious beginner to get their knitting needles warmed to shawl shaping and lace. There are lots of places to practice simple increase and decrease techniques like YO, K2Tog, SSK, and CDD.

For the advanced knitter, it’s a great pattern to keep your interest! With the textures changing every section, it helps build momentum to power through the bind off. Since the stitch and row repeats are short, it’s easy to memorize each section as you’re working. Simple enough to knit while watching Netflix, but engaging enough to keep you knitting one more row, the pattern is easy to pick up and knit for a few rows or take on the go.

Light: Size US5 (3.75mm) – 40”+ (101cm+) Circular Needle
Worsted: Size US7 (4.5mm) – 40”+ (101cm+) Circular Needle

Yarn Used:
Light: Malabrigo Sock | Light Fingering | 100% Merino | 440 yards (402m)/ 3.53 oz (100g) Colorway: Violeta Africana
Worsted: Malabrigo Rios | Worsted (10 ply) | 100% Merino | 210 yards (192m) / 3.53 oz (100g) Colorway: Sunset

Light: 633 yards / 580 meters | Test Knitters used from 585 yards (535m) – 800 yards (732m)
Worsted: 540 yards (494 meters) | Test Knitters used from 530 yards (485m) – 600 yards (550m)

Unblocked Size: 48” (122cm) Wingspan / 22” (56cm) Depth
Blocked Size: 60” (152cm) Wingspan / 28” (71cm) Depth
Unblocked Size: 45” (114cm) Wingspan / 22.5” (57cm) Depth
Blocked Size: 60” (152cm) Wingspan / 30” (76cm) Depth


  • Who? Knitters In Search of a New Knitventure Who Enjoy the Encouragement and Support of a Community Knitalong
  • What? Join Amanda Leah of daisy chain knits and the Knitventure Society for a knitalong of the latest Woodland Passage Collection release – the Ascent Shawl. With weekly Facebook Lives on shawl topics and Q&A, I want to ensure that your project is a success!
  • When? March 27, 2017 – April 23, 2017
  • Where? The Knitventure Society Facebook Group
  • Why?
    You like to knit beautiful shawls.
    You like to learn new knitting techniques.
    You like pattern discounts (Buy one get one free? Yes, please!).
    You like knitting to have the chance to win a prize.

Click Here to Sign Up for the Ascent Shawl KAL

After you click this link, you’ll be emailed the KAL details which includes the discount codes.


Not the right time for you to join a knitalong? No worries!

Here are the links to check out the patterns:

Click Here For Ascent Shawl Light on Ravelry

Click Here For Ascent Shawl Worsted on Ravelry

Special Thank You to Holladay Photography for the beautiful photos!