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.
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.
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!