Ner Tamid by Sarah Chen

Ner Tamid

June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
Single Size
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In every synagogue in the world, there is a light that burns forever. This is Ner Tamid, Eternal Light.

I was taught from a young age that this light is the symbol of God’s love, of the watchful eye of God. I was also taught that no matter where you go in the world, if you can find Ner Tamid, you will be safe.

Ner Tamid shawl is a safe place, a safe project to dive into and knit with confidence and ease. When finished, you can wrap the shawlette around your shoulders and feel the warmth of familiarity, comfort, and love.

Designed for a single skein of special yarn, the pattern takes you through the easy step of creating a triangle shawl, with the ease of garter stitch, the timeless elegance of stocking stitch, the whimsy of eyelet lace, and the small challenge of a simple cable.

Ner Tamid will help you grow your confidence in these basics of knitting, while keeping your happiness in mind as you knit.

Skills Used: Stocking stitch, garter stitch, increases, eyelets, and a simple cable

A note on Price for all Keshet Fibre Arts patterns. In Jewish Numerology and Traditions, the number 18 is a very significant number. When written out using the Hebrew Alefbet (alphabet), the number 18 appears the same as the word “Chai” (pronounced with a guttural H sound, not Ch like in Channel). Chai is the word “Life” (like the traditional toast “L’Chaim” which means “To Life!” Since the number 18 is so special, when we make gifts to others or almost anything in monetary form, the numeral given is in some way a derivative of the number 18. L’Chaim!

This pattern is copyright Keshet Fibre Arts NZ 2021. You may use this pattern for personal use and for sale items, but please credit Keshet Fibre Arts for the design.