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.

Read step by step instructions after the video.

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.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cast on 3 stitches.

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Step 2

Row 1: Purl across.

Step 3

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

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Step 4

Row 3: Purl across.

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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).

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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 9

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.

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