Why a simple shawl? Sometimes, you know someone who needs a hug—her mom just died, she’s been diagnosed with cancer and has a round of chemo coming up, her husband died suddenly—and you need to give it to her yesterday.
Simple Comfort is soft hug you can knit fairly quickly and inexpensively and wrap around your friend’s shoulders without delay. With its slightly curved shape, it will stay right there, reminding her of someone she loved or keeping her warm through a cold chemo session…and silently telling her how much you care.
Designer: Erica Hernandez
Quick Comfort version: 17″ / 43cm wingspan × 45″ / 114.5cm depth
Simplest Comfort version: 19″ / 48.5cm wingspan × 52″ / 132cm depth
Striped Comfort version: 20″ / 51cm wingspan × 54″ / 137cm depth
All finished measurements taken from piece after blocking, with curve of top edge flattened for measuring purposes.
[MC:] Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (75% merino, 25% nylon; 462 yds / 422m per 100g skein); 1 skein
Striped Comfort shown in Gypsy;
Girly Comfort shown in Summer Blooms
[CC:] Knit Picks Stroll Solid (75% merino, 25% nylon; 231 yds / 211m per 50g skein); 1 skein
Striped Comfort shown in Scarlet;
Girly Comfort shown in Rouge
22 sts and # rows = 4″ / 10cm in St st
Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished item.