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29 Jan 2010

Comfort Shawl

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Comfort Shawl

Comfort Shawl

Pattern Info

Pattern: Comfort Shawl

Size: 36″ square

Needles: US /7.0 mm

Yarn: Bernat Mohairlaine

Started: 24 September 2009;  Finished: 8 October 2009


The wife of my office mate had a bad fall at work and broke lots of things and disclocated other things.  When he told me about her accident she was bed/chair bound, in a lot of pain and dependent on him for everything.  I couldn’t do much to help, but I could  create something to comfort her.  So I knitted this very easy comfort shawl for her.  It can be used around the shoulders or as a lap-robe.

It was very much appreciated and was one of the easiest things I have knitted for a while.  The trick was large needles and pleasant yarn.

Pattern for Square Comfort Shawl

Cast on 3 stitches

Row 1: Yarn over needle knit to end

Repeat Row 1 until shawl is as wide as you want it

*Row 2: Yarn over needle, ssk, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1

Repeat Row 2 until three stitches left.


Weave ends in.

Block the h*ll out of it.

Other Shawl Shapes


If you want to make it rectangular, once the shawl is wide enough:

Row 3: Yarn over needle, SSK, knit to end

Repeat Row 3 until shawl is long enough.

Repeat Row 2 as above at *


For a triangle shawl stop Row 1 when shawl is wide enough.

Bind off etc.


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