Shawl Knitting Pattern – How to Make a Bodywarmer

This is a shawl knitting pattern that you can use in a thousand different ways. You can choose to wear it as a scarf, drape it around your head and over your head, or simply wrap it around your shoulders. This scarf is warm and stretchy and you’ll discover that you’ll want to wear it all the time. Because of the stretch, it can be a great gift for a person whose size you’re unsure of.

You’ll need:

  1. 200 yards of 2 bulky and textured yarns (or you can go for 2 various medium weight yarns)2. Size 15 and 40 inch circular needles3. Tapestry needle or crochet hook4. Scissors
    Gauge:
    12 rows and 12 stitches to make a 4 and a half inch square
    Size:
    The finished piece is about 9 inches long and 44 inches around. The material has a lot of stretch and can work for most people. This is a simple pattern that can easily be altered in terms of size.
    Let’s start!
  2. Begin by casting on 116 stitches using the long tail cast on stitch. Do this while holding both yarn strands together. The long tail cast on stitch will make your stitch stretchy yet structured looking.
  3. Join in round (circular knitting). Make sure not to twist the stitches.
  4. Knit in knit two, purl two ribbing for pattern.
  5. Continue working in this pattern for 9 inches or until you achieve your desired length.
  6. Bind off loosely.
  7. Cut the yarn while leaving a few inches for tail.
  8. With a crochet hook, weave in ends.

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