Daddy's Prayer Shawl by Tanja Luescher

Daddy's Prayer Shawl

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
600 yards (549 m)
160 cm (62'') Wingspan, 80 cm (31'') deep
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All proceeds from this shawl will go to the European Stroke Research Foundation, which can be found here

Currently: 145.00 $ donated :) (28.04.18)

Feel free to share a photo of your prayer shawl and - if you like - memories of your loved ones in this thread:

On February 25th 2015, my Daddy, who lived 600 km away from me, had a stroke. While I packed my bag to visit him, I grabbed a beautiful skein of yarn to keep me busy and sane during the long drive. The yarn was caterpillargreen’s Shawl Stripes yarn, dyed to make a triangular shawl from the top down with stripes which are all the same width. So I knit a shawl and, stitch after stitch, filled it with thoughts and memories of and prayers for my Daddy. When I finally arrived at the hospital, he was much better and two days later I went home again. A few days later, his condition got much worse and again I hopped onto the next train and grabbed my shawl in progress before I went. He recovered once more and when I came home, the shawl and I had travelled 2400 km together and it was almost done. I decided to end it with a beautiful knit-on border and I had only just begun working on it when my Daddy decided it was time for him to go to Heaven.

Size: 160 cm (62’’) Wingspan, 80 cm (31’’) deep

Gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4’’) in garter stitch after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Caterpillargreen Yarns MCN Shawl Stripes (170 g (6 oz), 548 m (599 yd), 70 % superwash merino, 20 % cashmere, 10% nylon), 1 hank size XL, colorway Concrete and Tulips
Or approx. 550 m (600 yd) fingering weight yarn of your choice
2.5 mm (US 1.5) 80 cm (32”) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
8 stitch markers (4 of Color A, 4 of Color B)

Skills needed:
Garter stitch
Simple lace knitting
Knitting on a border (explained and tutorial linked in the pattern)