The Knitting Tree, LA is collecting shawls, scarfs and hats for a local domestic violence shelter. Shelters offer safety and security in times of urgent need. Haven seekers often arrive with nothing but a strong determination to be strong. Thus, we are all banding together to knit or crochet safe hugs filled with support for the future.
Consider this post a personal invitation to join in gifting one more item for one more person. You can make any neck or head gear out of any soft and comforting yarn that is in your stash. Just put your love into each stitch. Bring your donation to the Tree any time before Thanksgiving. Annette is asking each donor to write a short note of encouragement - tags are available at the store.
Pattern: Weaver's Wool Mini Shawl available free at this link here.
Yarn: Worsted from the stash
* Stripes were added. Not a big deal, but with two left over bits in the stash, there was enough to combine yarns and make a shawl.
* Needle sizes were changed to help make the bottom stretch out so that, when needed, it can be pulled around like a hug. The top 3+ inches is worked on a US 9, then a US 10 for a while, followed by (you guessed it) a 10 1/2 and finally a US 11 for the bottom rows and ruffle.
Row 1 - k1, yo (yarn over) and repeat all the way across ending with a k1.
Row 2 - knit
Row 3 - knit
Row 4 - Bind off. Of course more knit rows will make a longer ruffle. So make yourself happy with this part.
This is not my first experience with the pattern. I can tell you from experience that it looks fabulous when knit with a fluffy stripey yarn all on the same size needle.
The gift of unconditional love. With a little yarn, we can all give.