Simply Comfortable by Lonna Cunningham

Simply Comfortable

by Lonna Cunningham
July 2014
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 13 - 9.0 mm
738 - 793 yards (675 - 725 m)
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I was given some beautiful naturally dyed yarn and it told me, quite clearly, that it wanted to be a shawl. It needed to be something that showed off the lovely colours and the way natural shades blend together, something warm and cozy and easy to wear. Simply Comfortable is the result.

The only stitches used are knit, purl, yarn over, knit two together and knit two together through the back loop (or ssk, doesn’t matter which). Easy!

You can modify the size of the shawl to work with what you have: the original was made with 320 grams (11 ounces) of a 10 WPI yarn (worsted weight, I believe it’s Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 2-ply, in three different colours. A bit heavier or a bit lighter in yarn will work as well, though you’ll probably want to double up anything much finer than 6 WPI.

This would be fabulous in handspun: you could get really neat colour effects by knitting with several strands of yarn held together (which is a great way to use up all those little samples you spin).

You’ll need a circular needle sized to give you generously drapey fabric: I used an 80 cm long (32”) 9 mm (US 13). Gauge isn’t critical, just be sure the fabric is nice and open.