Winter Hug Shawl by Lou Lachance

Winter Hug Shawl

by Lou Lachance
December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
410 - 500 yards (375 - 457 m)
24-28" deep and 62-72" wide, depending on blocking
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Sometimes you just need a warm shawl to wrap around you like a big, yarny hug. This top down shawl is a quick knit in aran/chunky yarn and will have you feeling cozy in no time! It has lots of stockinette and garter for easy knitting, with a few pattern rows that will keep you engaged - and loads of squidgy texture!

Video tutorials of special pattern stitches are included in the pattern for those who prefer visual instructions.

Gauge: The recommended gauge is not critical, but will affect the fabric you get, the final size of your shawl, and the amount of yarn required.


  • aran/bulky weight wool or wool blend: 410-500 yds (375-457 m). The sample was knit out of 454 yds/237 g (just under one ball) of Cascade Eco in the Charcoal colourway.
  • 4 stitch markers
  • darning needle
  • scissors or snips

Huge thanks to Liz, Patricia, Marilyn, Anne, and Sydney for test knitting, as well as my tech editor Nicky Jensen for her awesome feedback.