Pattern: Comfort Shawl
Size: 36″ square
Needles: US /7.0 mm
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.