December 15, 2015

Designs in the Wild - Simple (Striped) Comfort

To me, shawls feel like a hug.  Simple Comfort, as the name implies, is an easy knit you can make fairly quickly and give as a gift of comfort to someone who is hurting and needs a hug.

As written, the shawl is designed to use two close colors of sock yarn - a tonal and a solid - for a subtle striping effect in the lower garter section.

Here it is in its frilled "Girly Comfort" incarnation:

c. Caro Sheridan

Here it is as "Striped Comfort":

c. Caro Sheridan

c. Caro Sheridan

That is how it looks as written, but how does it look when knit with more distinctly different colors of yarn?  My friend Renee knit it this way, AND she blocked it differently, making distinct points at the increases.  It looks so different and so great!

c. Renee Rico

YARN:  (MC) Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 462 yards / 100 grams), 1 skein;  (CC) Knit Picks Stroll Solids (75% Merino, 25% Nylon 231 yards / 50 grams), 1 skein.

NEEDLE:  US 6/4.0mm circular needle, at least 47" long

AVAILABLE:  As part of Defarge Does Shakespeare.  PDF on Ravelry.  Hard copy on Amazon.

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