If you like knitting shawls then this cozy, simple knitted shawl pattern just might become one of your favorites.
It's knit with warmth and comfort in mind right down to the soothing colors and ultra super soft yarn.
It feels like you're wearing a gentle hug, it's so scrumptious. And I think right now we can all use a hug in these uncertain times.
The yarn I chose for my easy shawl pattern is light as a feather, lofty and wonderfully soft. It's a little bit fuzzy too.
At the same time it keeps you nice and warm. I just love it.
I decided to use the trinity knitting stitch pattern in case you would like to use this pattern as a comfort shawl or prayer shawl.
Don't worry though, the trinity knitting stitch is super easy to knit and after a couple of rows you'll even have it memorized.
Lots of people have their favorite things to knit. Do you really enjoy shawl knitting?
Maybe you'd like to find out more about the prayer shawl ministry and what it's all about.
Just in case you'd like more information, here is a link to the Prayer Shawl Ministry
It's a lovely website and will give you a lot of information on the shawl ministry. You'll find shawl patterns, prayer shawl prayers and instructions.
They even tell you how you can start your own prayer shawl ministry.
But best of all you may find inspiration and hope as you browse through the site. It's truly lovely.
And with birthdays and holidays this comfort shawl will make a lovely knitted gift.
You'll find that this pretty knitting stitch pattern knits up quite quickly once you get going and it's fun to knit.
Somehow it just seemed to match this yarn. I don't usually use textured knitting stitches on fuzzy yarn but somehow this fit.
I also decided to finish off my simple knitted shawl pattern with a lovely single crochet border.
I didn't want anything heavy but thought that it needed one last touch to complete it.
The single crochet is a very quick and easy step to finish my cozy shawl. It only took a couple of minutes to finish the edging.
**Please note that I've included a knitting video on how to knit the Trinity stitch pattern plus there's a crochet video on how to crochet the little border around your shawl.**
Skills Required: Knit, purl, purl 3 together, cast on, bind off, single crochet
Materials: 2 balls Red Heart Calm Breeze Dreamy Stripes (355 yards), 1 ball Ivory Red Heart Dreamy for border (466 yards)
Needles: Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) and one Size US I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 3.75 sts = 1 inch in Stockinette or 4 sts = 1 inch in Trinity stitch
Size: Approximately 60 inches wide and 19 inches long
Notes: All rows begin and end with knit 1 for an even edge stitch.
To download my knitted shawl pattern just click on this link
Cast on 82 stitches with preferred cast on method. I used the long tail.
Knit 3 rows.
Continue in trinity stitch pattern below
Row 1 (right side): Purl
Row 2: Knit 1, *(K1, p1, k1) in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * across to last stitch, K1
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit 1, *P3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in the same stitch. Repeat from * across row to last stitch, K1
Repeat these four rows until you've reached 60 inches or desired width.
Next Row: Purl
Then finish with knit 3 rows.
Bind off loosely. Weave in ends and finish with single crochet border or you may decide you like it just the way it is. It's your choice.
The crochet video is just below if you'd like to try. Don't worry it's really easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes. It's super quick.