Sick Day Shawl by Kate Atherley

Sick Day Shawl

September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in approximately, in stockinette, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
One - worked at gauge given, approx. 58 inches across, 29 inches deep
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NOTE: Early versions had a typo in the repeats.
It should read “repeat rows 14-19 x times then work rows 20-24”. Sorry about that! It’s been fixed, and I asked Rav to notify all downloaders, but I’m not sure that happens when it’s a free pattern.

Under the weather? Need a day on the sofa? Go digging in your stash and entertain yourself with an interesting-but-not-too challenging pattern.

Only basic knitting skills required: as long as you can knit and purl and increase and decrease, you’ll be fine. It’s helpful if the decongestant you’re taking leaves your head clear enough to count stitches and rows, too.

Go digging in your stash for 400-500m heavy worsted, aran or chunky weight yarn, e.g. 2 skeins Cascade 220, 1 skein Cascade Eco Wool.

Sample used 1.5 skeins Briggs & Little Regal (est 425yds) aran weight, on 5.5mm needles.

The design is entirely forgiving of messed-up stitch counts. Got the wrong number? Fix it on the following row. And it’s flexible, too, for how far you go. Got more time and yarn? Just keep working to make it bigger. Feeling better? Stop sooner.

It’s good for you, too: the knitting is interesting enough that you’ll stay put on the sofa, resting as you’re supposed to.

And next time you’re feeling under the weather, you’ve got something warm and comfy to snuggle under.