Comber by Verena Cohrs


April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in worked flat in Garter Stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
891 yards (815 m)
One size (customisable) [Finished width 46 cm / 18”; finished length 196 cm / 77.25”]
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The full pattern price as shown on the right reflects the work that went into creating this design best. If a different price point is more accessible to you, you can use the following codes to purchase this pattern at a price that works for you (a Pay What Works implementation that, to my knowledge, was first initiated by Frenchie, thanks so much for the inspiration!):

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This shawl is worked from the centre out, first in the round, and then after having completed the centre section, both ends are worked flat separately. It features plenty of Garter Stitch plus just the right amount of lace texture, and works well with different yarn weights!

One size (customisable) Finished width 46 cm / 18”; finished length 196 cm / 77.25”

Oysters and Purls BFL / Merino (fingering-weight; 50% BFL, 50% Merino; 320 metres / 350 yards per 100g)

Oysters and Purls Corriedale (sport-weight; 100% Corriedale; 282 metres / 308 yards per 100g)

Oysters and Purls Alpaca / Corriedale (DK-weight; 50% Alpaca, 50% Corriedale; 201 metres / 220 yards per 100g)

Oysters and Purls Romney / Merino (DK-weight; 60% Romney, 40% Merino; 219 metres / 240 yards per 100g)

815 metres / 891 yards

You will only need one yarn, the four yarns above are listed as options. The yarn amounts indicated are for a version using DK-weight yarn. You can use the pattern with a different yarn weight of your choice or customise the measurements for a larger or smaller size, please note that you will need different yarn amounts in this case.

18 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm (worked flat in Garter Stitch, after blocking)

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle (or needle size to obtain gauge) with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16”

Blocking tools (optional), darning needle, stitch marker, tape measure

Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Model: Petra Cohrs
Sample knitting: Fern Ritchie
Tech editing: Marina Skua