"Comfort" prayer shawl

I finished a really nice prayer shawl from the Annie’s Attic Prayer Shawls 2 pattern book. It’s called Comfort and the pattern was written by Belinda “Bendy” Carter. The pattern calls for Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice medium worsted weight, but substituted “I Love This Yarn” which is a Hobby Lobby brand (made in Turkey). This yarn is ideal for me because you never have to search for the beginning end and suffer what my daughter calls “yarn barf.” It doesn’t split and is so soft and easy to work with. It’s my newest favorite yarn.

This pattern was an easy work with every row being the same and all done in variations of half double crochet. I love the way it turned out, so luxurious and flowing. It’s finished size is approximately 27 in. by 70 in. using three complete balls of 7 oz medium worsted weight yarn. You don’t have to make it as long as I did, but I really like the length because it is more versatile.

Here’s a closeup of how the beautiful pattern looks:

Close-up of pattern

Close-up of pattern

It was difficult to show how nice and flowing the pattern is since I didn’t have a model handy. I decided to drape it across the hobby horse. The color here shows brighter than the yarn really is. I used Dark Country Blue yarn.

Folded in half and draped on hobby horse

 

Here it is folded on the coffee table.

Folded and draped on coffee table

 

I love this pattern so much, I’m going back to purchase more colors to make others for the prayer shawl ministry. This one would be equally good to give to men or women. Sometimes it’s hard to find a pattern that isn’t too feminine. This one fits the bill perfectly!


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