Prayer Shawl / Healing Shawl #20281-K (Knit) by Victoria Galo & Janet Bristow
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Prayer Shawl / Healing Shawl #20281-K (Knit)

November 2004
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
9.0 mm (M/N)
555 yards (507 m)
24 x 60 inches (61 x 152 cm)
This pattern is available for free.

Lion Brand Pattern #: 20281-K

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 24 inches x 60 inches;
exact size is not important.

Project is worked in trinity stitch.

Homespun® (Article #790) 3 balls
Shown in Corinthian

Knitting Needles - Size 10 (6 mm)
Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)

Exact gauge is not essential.

After 2½ skeins have been used up, use the remaining yarn for fringe (3-9 inches long).

Because of the texture of Homespun, the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or Fray CheckTM by Dritz®.

Ed. tip: After you have worked about two skeins, cut the fringe. Then you can safely use all the remaining yarn to complete the project.

En Français: Châle de Prière Tricoté #13779Kfr

See Ravelry Prayer Shawl / Healing Shawl #13779 for the Crochet version.

Ed. note: The Lion Brand pdf file khs-prayerShawl.pdf (modified 11/26/2004) contains abbreviated instructions for both the knit and crochet versions of the prayer shawl.


Developed by Janet Bristow and Victoria Cole-Galo, co-founders of the shawl ministry.

What is a Prayer Shawl? Throughout the ages, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. Since the inception of the Prayer Shawl Ministry in 1998, the members of this ecumenical organization have lovingly donated their time and talents by creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need. What started as a grass-roots movement has quickly grown into an international cause, with countless numbers of shawls being given to grateful recipients around the globe.

The Ministry’s message of caring is simple, universal and enduring. And we have seen time and again that the creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient.