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Comfort of a Friend Doll Shawl

What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Knitting
April 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
465 - 470 yards (425 - 430 m)
Finished measurements: 8" (20.5cm) chest; 10.5 (26.5cm) length from waist to tip of strap

The finished size of this shawl depends heavily upon the yarn used as its garter stitch construction is very forgiving (and giving). This shawl fits a standard 14” doll with the sample size measuring 6” wide at the ribbing and 8” wide at the bust, to 10.5” from waist to the tip of the cross-over strap.

Also see the matching girl’s shawl.

MATERIALS
Zwerger Garn Opal Uni Solid 4 Ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 465 yds / 425m per 100g skein; 14wpi), Pink #15; 1 skein

OR Malabrigo Yarn Lace (100% merino wool; 470 yds / 430m per 50g skein; 20 wpi), Lettuce #37; 1 skein

Substitutions: Any light fingering or lace yarn (may effect gauge and finished size). As a point of reference, I used only 7g of the Malabrigo Yarn Lace.

1 set US #2 / 2.75mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

2 shank buttons, 3/8” diameter
Thread and needle for attaching buttons
Yarn needle
Stitch holder