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Ginnyb
11-05-2007, 11:13 AM
My mother-in-law recently was placed in a nursing home and I would like to knit her something to keep her warm for Christmas, like a bed jacket maybe? Does anyone have anything fairly easy? I haven't been knitting that long and , of course, Christmas isn't that far off either. I don't think I want to do a shawl...

Ginny

Sunny_Singer
11-05-2007, 11:59 AM
You could make a lap robe - they aren't hard. If you are new to knitting, finding a stole pattern you like instead of a shawl might be an idea. A lot of scarf patterns can be adjusted to a stole by simply adjusting your cast on stitches by about 4x. (ie: if your scarf cast on is 18 stitches, try 72 for a stole. You can adjust based on the size of the person you are making it for. Most stoles are about 60 to 88 inches long).

Denise in Michigan
11-05-2007, 04:39 PM
This is a free pattern called "Brenda's Shrug". I've made several for myself and others, and have found it to be an easy to read and easy to execute pattern. The pattern is worked flat, with the sleeves seamed. If you have experience working sleeves in the round, you may work the sleeves that way to avoid seaming.
http://www.needlebeetle.com/free/shrug.htm
The resulting shrug is roomy enough to go on over a sweatshirt, sweater, etc.

wiredqs
11-05-2007, 09:33 PM
This is one I made for my MIL (used Caron Super Soft instead of alpaca), no point in having the staff ruin it by washing machine. I think she liked it, you could certainly leave off the lace detail if you really want to keep it simple. This is nice and roomy so that you can wear it over a robe or another sweater.

my3luv1
11-07-2007, 07:38 PM
How about make a Prayer Shawl. There is a website at www.shawlministry.com that has the pattern. Real simply!!!!

Jints
11-08-2007, 12:41 AM
How about a capelet?
http://bronsfiberstuff.typepad.com/photos/signas_bed_cape_pattern/bedcape.html
http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Projects/Accessories/LW1481+Knit+Capelet.htm
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=25019.0
http://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/pdfs/ckjul05_fp_tunefulrap.pdf

boo1
11-08-2007, 07:09 PM
This is a free pattern called "Brenda's Shrug". I've made several for myself and others, and have found it to be an easy to read and easy to execute pattern. The pattern is worked flat, with the sleeves seamed. If you have experience working sleeves in the round, you may work the sleeves that way to avoid seaming.
http://www.needlebeetle.com/free/shrug.htm
The resulting shrug is roomy enough to go on over a sweatshirt, sweater, etc.


I could use this! I'm always cold and it's the worst on my arms. Thanks for posting.