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Shawl Ministry Prayer Shawl

Knitting
October 2006
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in shawl pattern stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
555 yards (507 m)
S (M, L)

Pattern Description from Knitting for Peace: “Because making a prayer--or peace--shawl is meant to be a spiritual practice, founders and shawl designers Victoria Galo and Janet Bristow encourage you to offer a blessing, prayer, or wish before you begin knitting, dedicating this work of your hands and your intentions for the receiver. You might also light a candle, play soft music, or even meditate.

“This shawl pattern is intentionally versatile. The broken garter-stitch pattern, based on multiples of three, can be adjusted to create wider or narrower shawls, depending on the number of stitches used (three options are given here). The look of the shawl can also be altered with the needle size: use the smaller needle suggested for a denser look with more stitch definition, or the larger needle for a more loosely knit, flowing shawl.”

Finished Measurements: Approximately 18 (19, 20)” wide by 58” long.

Yarn: Approximately 555 yards bulky-weight novelty yarn.

Sample in book shown in Classic Elite Yarns Bravo (40% rayon/35% mohair/13% silk/6% wool/6% nylon)

Needles: One pair straight needles or 24” circular (circ) needle size US 11 (8 mm) or one pair straight needles or 24” circular (circ) needle size US 13 (9 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Crochet hook (any medium to large size), beads, charms, or other embellishments (optional).

Note: To ensure enough yarn remains to make fringe, cut fringe from you last skein before you begin knitting with it.