Comfort Shawls of Alabama

Comfort Shawls of Alabama

In July 2011, Legacy of Hope organized a program to provide comfort shawls to new organ donor families. It is our hope that this small gift of compassion will bring these families comfort and solace in their time of sorrow and need. We are asking for volunteers across the state of Alabama who knit or crochet to help with this project.

tag that reads: Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of grief - Anonymous Made with Love by vo;unteerson behalf of the Alabama Organ Center. Legacy of Hope
A co9llection of woven confort shawls
a knit shawl with a Comfort Shawl tag

Instructions for Comfort Shawls

Pattern can be simple. Three stitch seed pattern works well. Many patterns can be found at All color combinations are welcome. Size should be approximately 36” by 60” (4 to 5 balls of yarn @ 170 yards each). Your completed shawl will have a heart charm and note attached. Please include your name, address and phone number with the shawl. Completed shawls can be mailed or delivered to: Legacy of Hope Attn: Laura Pruitt, Family Support Manager, 516 20th Street South Birmingham, AL 35233 1-800-252-3677 Thank you for being a vital part of this project.

When creating your shawl, keep in mind colors can mean a lot of different things, for example:

Balls of colored yarn

Red – energy, strength, love, courage

Pink – joy, friendship, compassion, sensitivity

Brown – stability, masculinity

Orange – happiness, encouragement, vitality, strength

Gold – wisdom, illumination

Yellow – cheerfulness, energy, joy, confidence, optimism

Green – healing, harmony, hope, peace, renewal

Blue – healing, tranquility, spirituality, truth, loyalty

Purple – wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, spirituality

Beige – optimism

White – protection, peace, purity