Last week I posted some pictures of a prayer shawl using the mock cable rib stitch. Fortunately, I had enough yarn left over to make a baby blanket for a friend's new arrival. Here's a link to the pattern in case anyone needs a go to pattern for a baby blanket. Free dowload.
Greetings! I just finished a bulky prayer shawl for my church and thought I'd post some pictures and a link to a free download in case any other men are like-minded. The fabric has a nice drape and I love the texture.
Here's the finished product
I just finished a very easy two-row pattern prayer shawl. It has taken MONTHS to finish due to a busy work schedule and numerous involuntary froggings. My toddler grand-daughter's feet got caught in the yarn, and as she merrily ran around the living room, I watched about a foot of fabric disappear. That happened twice. I'll be happy to move this one on to church.
Just finished a prayer shawl using the Dragon Scale pattern, which was a new stitch for me. Not sure which side is the "right side" as they both look interesting and give the fabric a nice texture.
The owner of a local yarn store was interested in a few of my designs and asked me knit a model for her store; here's the result. The fabric is created using three strands at once and knits up quickly using size 19 needles. Light-weight and chunky, I was able to knock this out in about 6 hours. The pattern is attached.
Wisdom seems to come with age and experience. In the process of losing my wife to cancer, I came to realize that prayer shawls were an answer to not knowing that to do when someone is in treatment, going through a difficult life-altering situation, or in need of comfort. To honor Kay, I have been knitting prayer shawls for 8 years and this is #131.
My daughter asked me to knit a couple of prayer shawls for a mother and daughter who were having some significant health issues. Nothing too complicated, but the shawl will be a mental and spiritual hug for a couple of women who need need support while going through some tough times.
It's like this. I have the worst cold I can remember. I took a swan dive into bed a week ago and feel like I'm just turning the corner. The Kimberly-Clark Corp sent me a thank you bouquet for helping their stock market prices soar due to my abundant use of tissues. In between sneezing and coughing, I have been knitting like crazy to keep my hands busy.
Guys, I have been on a roll cleaning up my stash of yarns. Given the sub-zero temps lately, all of us are trying to stay warm. I have knitted some cowls for friends AND have managed to make a huge dent in my stash of yarn. Color me happy. Recipients have been friends, family, shut-ins, old, young, and all sizes.
Happy knitting and hope all is well with you!