The pictures are courtesy of Gillian Martin.
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
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.
Some other yarn suggestions
Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk
Blue Sky Alpacas Extra
Noro Silk Garden
For a more summery shawl, Classic Elite Santorini would look amazing.
Santorini's colorways sing along the matte and shiny textures inherent in the yarn, adding vibrant color to warm-weather garments, wraps and scarves.It happens to be a stitch pattern close to Kate's shawl. Now I really want to make the shawl in Santorini. 4-5 balls will make a great size.