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Home : Patterns : Comfort Shawl

Free Knitting Pattern: Comfort Shawl

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 60085A
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 55 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
20 x 60 in. [51 x 152.5 cm] not including fringe


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-395: Homespun Yarn: Meadow
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-395 Homespun Yarn: Meadow
$ 23.96  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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• LION BRAND crochet hook, any size D/3 – L/11 [3.25-8 mm], for attaching fringe

Comfort Shawl

Lion Brand® Homespun®


12 stitches across and 20 rows down should measure 4 in. [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.

Cast on 60 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) until the first skein of yarn is almost finished. At the beginning of the next row, attach a new skein of yarn, leaving a tail of both skeins. Continue working in garter stitch, attaching the third and fourth skeins in the same way. Continue until Shawl measures 60 in. [152.5 cm]. Bind off all stitches. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail into a large-eyed blunt needle, and use the needle to weave the tail through the Shawl. Trim end of tail. In the same way, weave in the tail from the beginning of your work and the tails from where the second, third, and fourth skeins were joined.

FRINGE Cut 248 strands of yarn, each 13 in. [33 cm] long. For each fringe, hold 4 strands of yarn together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make 62 fringes along both short sides with 8 strands of yarn in each fringe. Trim fringe evenly.


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 55 reviews)
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Comfort Shawl Reviewed by RuthAnn Hines on 2014-11-10 *****

I made it using a 10 needle as it was what I take it to knit while I am getting fluid. It's great as you don't have to count stitches. I have made it in solid color and made it with 2 colors and the stripes show. I just knit the same number of rows in each color. you could add more colors if you want.
I had my husband measure me so that it fits where I want it. I have used thinner yarn for summer to keep air conditioning off.
I have made it for our women's donation to the kids on the street for Christmas using wool yarn for the warmth.

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