Monday, December 1, 2008

Wheelchair Wrap

I created this pattern for those who really like the Weaver's Wool Mini shawl but do not knit. The inspiration for this pattern is here: http://www.knitlist.com/2003/minishawl.htm

I really like the size of this little shawl because it is perfect for those individuals who are wheelchair bound or bed ridden. It covers the shoulders without excess fabric to get caught in chair wheels or bunch up in the bed. It also makes it very easy for care givers to minister to the elderly since their arms are easily accessible.












Wheelchair Wrap
Copyright 2008
Susan A. Coes



Materials: Worsted Weight yarn
approximately 12 ounces
H hook

Special Stitches: V stitch = 1 dc, ch 1, l dc

Chain 54
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, *dc in next 11 ch, v st in next ch, repeat from * 2 times, dc in next 11 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in each of last 2 ch, ch 2, turn (58 dc and 5 ch 1 spaces)
Row 2: dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 dc, V st in ch1 space, repeat from * 2 times, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc and in top of turning ch, ch2, turn (8 sts increased).
Rows 3 - 28: repeat row 2, following established pattern, always increasing the number of dc between V sts by 2 (each row increases by a total of 8 sts).
Row 29: dc in next dc, ch 1, skip ch 1 space, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc and dc in next st, repeat from * to V st in previous row, ch 1, V st in ch 1 space of V st, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc repeat from * across row to last dc. Ch 1, skip ch 1 space, dc in next dc, dc in last dc and in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn

Row 30: dc in each dc and ch 1 space across, end off, weave in ends.

4 comments:

Susan said...

what a lovely and much needed
wheel chair wrap! so many seniors
are wheel chair bound and in nursing homes! bless you for inventing this pattern!

kathy said...

JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I'VE MADE TWO OF THESE AND DONATED THEM TO A LOCAL NURSING HOME. I PLAN ON MAKING MORE, JUST NEED THE TIME. THANKS FOR SHARING THE PATTERN.

Sandra said...

i made one of these for my mother-in-law that is in the nursing home. she loves it. thank you for sharing this pattern. i plan on makeing more for a few more ladies that i know that are in the same nursing home thanks Sandra

openroadie said...

I'm blessed with a husband that is a cancer survivor, so I'm using your wonderful, wonderful pattern to make some brightly colored wraps to wear during chemo. It gets really cold while you're waiting, and this pattern doesn't get in the way. The pattern is also easy enough that a newbie like myself can produce a lovely result. I think if everyone sent you a thank you that's used your pattern, that you'd be reading a long time!
God bless!