Sugarshawl by Julia Wilkens

Sugarshawl is a dramatic knit designed by Julia Wilkens that uses brioche and slipped stitch techniques to create fabuous bobbles/popcorn stitches, as well as gorgeous stripes.

Julia says

“You might not see it but my Sugarshawl is actually stripes throughout (I LOVE STRIPES). You are knitting one color at a time. Yes, also during the dotted section. That makes the pattern a really easy knit, suitable even for a fairly new knitter. Bonus is that you get a really cool effect which looks like its pretty complicated 😉. “

Born out of playing around with slip stitches, each color is knit separately and the bubble wrap texture is simply accomplished by stacking slipped stitches. It’s easy and if I may say so very addictive.”

To get all focus on texture and color I kept the shape pretty simple, straight forward. It’s has a very logical symmetry, which makes it great to wear around your neck. The shawl is knit sideways, starting with the garter ridge part.

The shawl has a central bobble section, framed by two super texturized wings that make the shawl an engaging knit and beautiful design accessory, with a pleasing combination of stitch definition and colour play. Using two skeins of 4ply for the main colour and one skein each of two contrasting colours you will achieve a gorgeous and dramatic shawl, and learn some new techniques.  There is a video of the bobble stitch available.

pattern available here (Ravelry link)

Finished Measurements. 

Approx. 173,5 x 64 cm / 68 ½ x 25 “

Yarn Required. Fingering weight yarn.
Yardage: 700 m / 765 yds for MC, ca. 230 m / 250 yds for CC1 and 230 m / 250 yds for CC2.

equivalent to 2 skeins of Cheviot Marsh 4ply for MC, 1 skein for CC1 and 1 skein for CC2.


24 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 “ for Garter Ridge and Garter Ridge Lace pattern, blocked
22 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 “ for Sugar Dot pattern, blocked

Photographs by Julia Wilkens

Pattern is not included.

Please always swatch to check that you meet the gauge of the pattern, and adjust your needles if necessary. 3mm needles suggested.


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Our Cheviot Marsh 4 Ply Full Skein yarn is currently available in the following colours:

How much yarn will I need?

You will need two skeins of the main colour and one skein each for the two contrast colours – four skeins in total.

When you have chosen the colours you like the correct number of skeins will be added to your basket automatically.

pattern not included.


Please always swatch to check that you meet the gauge of the pattern, and adjust your needles if necessary. 

Our Cheviot Marsh 4ply


100% Cheviot and Romney Marsh Lambs Wool.

Cheviot Marsh is a warm, buoyant yarn that only improves with washing and wearing.  It is perfect for comforting everyday jerseys that wrap you in love whilst still looking looking smart.  Its stitch definition is fabulous, think elaborate cables or colour work in a garment that will fast become a go to staple of your wardrobe, warm, snuggly and progressively softer.


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