I finished something I started! Yippeee!

I made this shawl for my best friend, April. She just lost her grandmother, and they were pretty tight, so she’s not been doing so well. I wanted it to look like one of those things that little old ladies have on the back of their couches (You might say, “Yeah, it’s called an afghan.” I didn’t have that much yarn or that much time hehe) It’s meant to be a comforting sort of thing. Just something to drape across her shoulders if she gets sad or lonely– or chilly!

Pattern notes: The yarn is some stuff I had in my stash, Red Heart Soft Yarn. (I’m a little worried about how it’s going to hold up, since it was some Walmart yarn. I had this much left over from making the kids Easter bunnies. But I’m stash busting, and I had to use it or I’d perish from the guilt.) I used a garter stitch chevron pattern I found on this page, but winged it from there. I finished the knitting on it about 2 weeks ago, but I’ve been putting off weaving in ends for that long! It’s 43×13 inches.
Materials–
Various worsted weight yarns from your stash
size US 9 needles, circulars work well, I used the blanket needles with the big long cables attached.
tapestry needle

CO 199 sts.
Work in garter stitch chevron as follows:
Row 1: k1, ssk, k8, m1, k1, m1, (k8, ssk, k1, k2tog, k8, m1, k1, m1) rep to last 11sts, k8, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: k to end
work 8 rows each color, until it is 13 inches long or until you run out of yarn!

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8 thoughts on “I finished something I started! Yippeee!

  1. natalie – worsted is “aran” weight in the uk! and that shawl looks like it could be adapted into a lovely baby blanket – thanks for the idea!

  2. Pingback: Garter Stitch Chevron Shawl | Crafting Couture

  3. AWESOME…..My mom made a similar afghan by crocheting many many years ago. IT was made in Brown,Orange, Tan,Peach. It was the most beautiful throw I have ever seen. Too bad my younger sister got everything when my mom died ( her DH was the executor of the will…..)
    Anyway, this is so awesome! Can’t wait to make one ! Thanks so much !

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