Emilia's Nursing Shawl by Katrina Walser

Emilia's Nursing Shawl

Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
720 - 750 yards (658 - 686 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

When I was pregnant with my first child, all I wanted to make were cute baby knits. But then I realised soon after that I wanted to make something for myself, too. My daughter was a Winter baby, so a shawl seemed to be the best bet. I went onto Ravelry to see if I could find a shawl that could double as a nursing cover up, but the options were limited. So the Nursing Shawl was born!

You can substitute the yarn with any worsted/aran yarn that knits to the correct gauge. To keep the drape of the material, use a needle that is two or three sizes up from the recommendation on the ball band. Make sure to use superwash if you’re planning on using (or gifting) the shawl as a nursing shawl.

163cm (64”) x 48cm (19”) after blocking

GAUGE: 14 sts and 22 rows to 10cm (4”) measured in garter stitch blocked

Asylum Fibers Errant Arran - 498m (543 yd) MC, 166m (181 yd)
Main Color: 3 skeins (shown in Absolem)
Contrast Color: 1 skein CC. (shown in Delirium)
6.5mm (US 10.5) circular needles, 80cm (32”) or longer
Blocking boards and pins, or other blocking materials
17 stitch markers (optional, see notes)
1 button (optional, see notes)
1 80cm (32”) circular needle, 1-2 sizes larger than your main needle for BO (optional)