Alix's Prayer Shawl by Myrna A.I. Stahman

Alix's Prayer Shawl

January 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
no gauge specified in pattern directions
360 - 720 yards (329 - 658 m)
Shoulder Wrap, Large Shawl
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This pattern is available for free.

The yarn listed is just one of many choices in the pattern itself. Your shawl, your choice of yarn, needle and colors.

The pattern is available free, in two downloadable parts: (1) word doc and (2) pdf of the chart only. You will need both parts.

From the Pattern Notes:

Shawl Instructions - The Preliminaries
Before beginning your shawl print these instructions and the chart. Be sure to make your copy of the chart nice and big. One of the very best things about knitting the Alix Lace Prayer Shawl is that you get to make the fun decisions including what yarn to use, what size needles to use with that yarn, and what size shawl to make. The most difficult task is to make sure you reserve sufficient yarn for working the bottom border. It is important to work a full 18-row pattern sequence before working the eyelet row and the bottom border.

This shawl, which begins as the center back neck with just eleven stitches and increases by four stitches on every pattern row, can be made whatever size you wish it to be.

Selecting the Yarn:
Any yarn you enjoy working with may be used. The amount of yarn needed depends upon a number of factors including the size needle used, the weight of the yarn, and the size shawl you wish to make. The smaller the needle used the more yards needed; the finer the yarn, the more yards, but likely fewer ounces, of yarn needed; the larger the shawl, the more yarn needed.

Two skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts 2 lightweight “Socks that Rock” yarn made a wonderful shawl, whether knit in stockinette stitch or garter stitch. One skein of “Socks that Rock” yarn made a very nice shoulder shawl. A hand-painted or variegated yarn in a color way with low contrast and color changes every four to six inches works great when knitting lace. Tina of Blue Moon Fiber Arts designed the color way “Grandma’s Flower Garden” especially for Alix’s Lace Prayer Shawl.