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Project

Snuggly Shawl

If you can’t be there every minute of every day to offer a hug, this warm shawl is the next best thing. The simple pattern calls for a basic stockinette stitch; it’s just the kind of project you can work on while you relax and watch a movie at home.

Introduction

Bespoke Touch

For the contrasting border, use the recipient’s favorite color. You can also make it in smaller sizes, as a neckerchief or head scarf.

Sources

Cashmere cardigan, in Pink, $155, makieclothier.com
Alpaca-blend yarn, by Lion Brand for Martha Stewart Yarn, in Pussy Willow, $10 a skein, lionbrand.com
Merino yarn, by Madeline Tosh, in Pop Rocks, $19.50 for 210 yd., purlsoho.com

Gauge

13 stitches equal 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Notes

Make 1 left: Insert left tip under horizontal ladder between last stitch worked and next stitch from front to back; then knit this lifted stitch through back loop. Make 1 right: Insert left tip under horizontal ladder between last stitch worked and next stitch from back to front; then knit this lifted stitch through front loop.

Materials

  • 5 hundred-gram skeins bulky-weight yarn (totaling 575 yards)
  • 1 skein worsted or bulky yarn in contrasting color
  • Knitting needles, U.S. size 10 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Crochet hook, size J or K

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cast on 3 stitches.

  2. Step 2

    Row 1: Purl across.

  3. Step 3

    Row 2: Knit 1, make 1 right, knit 1, make 1 left, knit 1 (5 stitches).

  4. Step 4

    Row 3: Purl across.

  5. Step 5

    Row 4: Knit 2, make 1 right, knit 1, make 1 left, knit 1, slip last stitch as if to purl with the yarn in front (7 stitches).

  6. Step 6

    Row 5 and all following odd rows: Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl to last 3 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, slip last stitch as if to purl with yarn in front.

  7. Step 7

    Row 6 and all following even rows: Knit 2, purl 1, make 1 right, knit across to last 3 stitches, make 1 left, purl 1, knit 1, slip last stitch as if to purl with yarn in front.

  8. Step 8

    Continue knitting rows 5 and 6 until you have 179 stitches (60 inches) on the needle. On next right-side row, cast off loosely.

  9. Step 9

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    Using a crocheted slip stitch, starting at a midpoint of side of triangle, crochet up right side in the purl valley (if using worsted weight, double yarn), then across top one row beneath castoff, then down left side in the purl valley, back to beginning. Cut off with 3 inches excess, and weave in ends.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2013

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Reviews (4)

  • 25 Feb, 2014

    I couldn't understand this part Using a crocheted slip stitch, starting at a midpoint of side of triangle, crochet up right side in the purl valley (if using worsted weight, double yarn), then across top one row beneath castoff, then down left side in the purl valley, back to beginning. Cut off with 3 inches excess, and weave in ends". I hope it's ok here toask.

  • 13 Jan, 2014

    I'm not getting how this thing goes together. I am knitting a big triangle but cannot figure out where the crochet stitches go in order to make it look like the picture.

  • 1 Jan, 2014

    It's not you - took me a couple tries but if you keep going, the pattern emerges nicely. I found watching gauge helped (ie, keep those early rows a little on the loose side). Good luck!

  • 31 Dec, 2013

    Couldn't get [filtered word] Willow from LB website but did get Mourning Dove, which is pretty. Having some trouble getting this to look nice in first few rows, however. Have started and pulled apart many many times...increases look very messy. Anyone else having issues? Am itching to make this and wondering if it's just me (which is completely possible...).