A Peaceful Shawl
By Jennifer Dickerson
A Peaceful Shawl is designed as a charity project for folks to give comfort to chilly shoulders and laps. Using only a little over one skein of Homespun yarn, the result is a beautiful shawl that can be knit quickly for the people who need them. I especially loved working on this project because the shawl provides a constant warm hug and reminder that someone out there cares about them.
Please note: If making this for someone who is in a wheelchair, the general guideline is that the shawl does not exceed 4 feet, as to not get tangled in the wheels. Also, I chose Homespun because of its softness, beautiful colorways and the need for these items to be easy care and machine washable. Please feel free to experiment with other yarns.
- 1.25 skeins Lion Brand Homespun in the colorway of your choice (note: if you only have 1 skein, it will shorten your shawl about 8 inches or so)
- US 15 (10.0 mm) straight needles
- Tapestry Needle
- 17” wide and 48” long
- CO: Cast On
- BO: Bind Off
- rpt: Repeat
- sts: Stitches
- yo: Yarnover
- K2tog: Knit two stitches together
CO 36 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2, *yo, k2tog; rpt from * to last 2 sts; K2
Rpt rows 1-5 until about 46” from beginning.
Knit 4 more rows
Break yarn, weave in ends and block as desired.
© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
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