Cozy Does It by Meaghan Schmaltz

Cozy Does It

February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
775 - 800 yards (709 - 732 m)
65 inches wide by 14¾ inches tall (length does not include tassels)
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A garter knit shawl worked from end to end in a trapezoid shape - perfect for cozy nights and showing off your favorite skeins of fingering or worsted weight yarns!

The Story
I’m a huge fan of cozy knits - big, smooshy shawls and cowls that make you want to nuzzle down into them and just revel in the yarn.
This shawl is a big cozy knit, easy to memorize the pattern and just knit your way through a book, a movie, a road trip… anything that doesn’t require immediate use of your hands. The tassels finish it with just the right embellishment. All I think when I look at this thing is “cozy” and “that was easy”.


  • Savvy Skeins Comal Sock (fingering weight; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 400 yds/113g): 2 skeins: 1 skein ‘Red Tide’ (color A) 1 skein ‘Like My Heart’ (color B)
  • US 5 (3.75mm) 24” circular needle (or preferred length)


  • Malabrigo Rios (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino; 210 yds/100g): 2 skeins: 1 skein ‘Frank Ochre’ (color A) 1 skein ‘Hojas’ (color B)
  • US 10 (6mm) 24” circular needle (or preferred length)
  • Removable stitch marker

Finished Dimensions
Fingering (Worsted): 65 (50) inches wide by 14¾ (12½) inches tall (length does not include tassels)

25 (18) sts and 38 (32) rows = 4 inches in garter stitch


  • This shawl is constructed in a trapezoid shape and worked flat, from end to end. Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the shawl.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • The cast-on and bind-off tails will be used to secure your tassels to the ends of each shawl. Before you cut the tails, ensure your tassels are secure! It is recommended to leave at least 6” tails at the beginning and end of the shawl.
  • To save on yardage it is recommended to carry the colors loosely up the side of the work rather than breaking at each color change.
  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.