I had picked up this lovely single skein of Ancient Arts Yarn many moons ago at a fiber festival in Olds, AB. It was my first time attending such an event and my gosh, was it ever exciting! The thrill of the hunt through booths of talented vendors (Reality – I was overwhelmed by all the options and my introvert anxious brain went into overload).

I found this West Coast Waterfall colorway so special that I didn’t want to pair it up with another colorway. It was much too pretty on its own! So it was necessary to create a design that would work with both a single skein along with a variegated yarn. Having larger eyelets, the Oxford shawl pattern helped to break up the busy colors in the yarn while still allowing the gorgeousness to shine through!


Oxford is a dignified triangular-shaped one-to-three skein shawl that is worked on the bias. The lace sections and garter switch up often enough, creating a knit that never becomes tedious to work on.

Worked flat, Oxford contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!

Skill Level


Size Information

Small [Medium, Large]

Finished Measurements

Approximately 80 [114, 131]” / 203 [289.5, 332.5] cm across the wingspan, 27 [48, 58.5]” / 68.5 [122, 148.5] cm deep, after blocking. Pattern sample is shown in the small size.

Suggested Needles

US7 (4.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge


Tapestry needle, cable needle

Yarn Requirements

433 [876, 1162] yds / 396 [801, 1063] m fingering weight yarn

Suggested Yarn

Ancient Arts Yarns – Fingering Sock
75% SW Merino 25% Silk
437 yds (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: West Coast Waterfall


16 stitches by 25 rows in garter stitch = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

Low-Visibility & Screen-Reader Formats

A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.

Wholesale Prints

rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.

Pattern Support

For pattern support for this design, please email melinda@rhyflowerknits.com

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Additional information

Skill Level




Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Schematic, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions




Bias, Worked Flat

Fabric Characteristics

Eyelets, Lace, Textured


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