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Project Highlights: What we're working on this month. . .

Fall returns and time to get back to heavy duty yarn work!  As the temperatures drop, we can break out the bulkier yarns.  This month's project is a simple, fast shawl.   This month we will also be asking for volunteers to make prayer shawls for hospice patients and caregivers.  You may use your own pattern or use the pattern below, which creates a beautiful ribbed pattern that is warm and cozy.  When making a prayer shawl, use soft fibers that are easy to care for.  Also, choose colors that are cheerful, soothing, and comforting.  To get informations on how to donate a shawl, contact Debra at debra@craftingacalmerself.com

Simple Prayer Shawl

 Crochet Ribbed Shawl (Pictured below)

Materials:

Size M crochet hook

Lion Brand Homespun – 3 skeins

 

Instructions:

Chain 136.

Starting in second chain from hook, hdc in each chain. 

Ch 2, turn and hdc in back loop only in each hdc.   (134 stitches.)

Repeat last row until piece measures approximately 17 inches in width. 

 

Special Notes:

This is a very forgiving pattern.  Gauge is not essential.  You may chain less or more stitches to start.  If using different yarn, adjust hook size as needed and increase number of beginning chains to make a length of approximately 66”.   However, you may adjust width and length measurements as you desire.   

 

 

Knit Tender Shawl: A Simple Garter Stitch Prayer Shawl

Materials:

Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]

Lion Brand® Homespun® - 3 skeins

 

Instructions:

Cast on 48 stitches. Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) for about 70 in. (178 cm). Bind off.

 

Finishing:

Weave in ends.

 

 

Knit Honest Warmth Shawl: A Simple Triangle Shawl

Materials:

Lion Brand Homespun Yarn – 3 skeins

Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles

 

NOTES:

Shawl is knit on circular needle to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.  Please note this pattern is knit bottom to top.

 

 Instructions:

Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K1, yarn over, k to end.

 Repeat Row 2 until you have 153 sts.

 Bind off.

 

Finishing:

Weave in ends.