Last weekend Kelly over at the Celtic Cast On posted her finished project, a lovely shawl call Old Shale Shawl by Amanda Clark. Kelly knitted her particular shawl as a prayer shawl, which inspired me to do the same thing.
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna Choice
2 skeins each of Linen and Silver Gray
Needles: U.S. #10 / 6mm circular knitting needle
First, this pattern is super quick and super easy! I casted on last Saturday, June 2nd and finished yesterday. Yes, it only took a week to knit and I love how it turned out. This shawl was made for my husband’s aunt as a prayer shawl and since she once told me that she is allergic to wool, I decided to use acrylic.
I did not want a solid color and opted to use the color Linen for the main part of the shawl and the Silver Gray for the lace stitch. I also did only three full repeats of the pattern and ended with four garter stitch rows instead of six. I really like how this shawl turned out and the stretchy acrylic will be perfect for my aunt to wrap around her shoulders to stay warm. And since it is acrylic, it will be an easy care garment!
If you are looking for a new design for a giving as a prayer, I really suggest keeping this pattern in mind. The pattern is very well-written, offers step-by-step instructions and charts for the lace stitch pattern.
Amanda has another design that would also be good as a prayer shawl called Skoosh. This triangular-shaped shawl is worked in one piece from the top down using Aran weight yarn and an US size 8/5.00mm needle. I think this would be another quick and speedy knit project too.
Do you knit or crochet prayer shawls?
If yes, what is your most favorite pattern to use?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and knitting!