Monday, February 17

Safe Haven Shawl to knit


This winter has been so cold that I needed a heavier shawl with more warmth and good coverage. Here is the result, my Safe Haven from this near ending, subzero winter. We have had 92" of snow so far with 3-5" more predicted today. (Our normal is 66".) Last I heard we have had 17 below zero temp days which are the first since 2011! I am so ready for spring to arrive.

This almost-a-circle shawl was knit with 450 yards of worsted weight yarn for the body and 110 yards of contrasting color of worsted weight yarn for the border on a size 8 (5 mm) 36" circular knitting needle. There are a lot of stitches by the time you reach the last section of the shawl.

The shawl is knit in easy garter stitch (no purling), yarnovers, and k2togs at the lace border.

Blocked my shawl measured 49" along the front neckline edge, 21" deep, and 113" along the bottom edge. It covers me from neck to elbows. (Block or don't block, it is up to you.)

You can use any weight of yarn you like to knit this shawl by choosing needle size to suit the yarn. I have included instructions for making the shawl even larger, if so desired.

The three page pattern sells for $4.00 and is available for download through my Ravelry pattern store. Click the pattern store link in the right column to go to my Ravelry pattern store.

Hope you try this one out. It is fast and fun to knit.
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