Same old Pattern, New Looks!

aqua and white shawlThis prayer shawl pattern is one I find easy and beautiful when finished. It is from Leisure Arts “The Prayer Shawl Ministry” book. Page 24.

I usually make these in one color but I wanted to see how it would work using two colors. I loved closeup aqua and white prayer shawlthe blue color with the white. So I did twelve rows of blue and six rows of white alternating to the border which I then did in blue. I think it turned out great. In fact when I took it to our women’s meeting at church last Saturday, it was chosen immediately to be given to someone special. I love using my hands to bless others.

The color combination worked so well, I decided to try it on a second shawl with the same pattern. I used a sage green as the main color and added alternating rows of the aqua color and white.DSC03173┬áThe picture doesn’t do it justice as the sage is a gorgeous shade.

But I’m going to give crocheting a rest for a while as I’m learning how to do Portuguese Knitting with classes on

I love this way of knitting. DSC03177The tension is even and I’ve always had a problem with tension. Also, it requires very little arm movement. Mostly it is flicking the thumb to move the yarn into proper position. It is easy and fast, too.

So now I’m going to be searching for some knitted prayer shawls to make. In the mean time, I’m working on a beret for me to wear this winter while learning the technique.

Until next time, happy hooking!

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Same old Pattern, New Looks! — 4 Comments

  1. Carol,’Where would I find a crotchet pattern of this shawl?
    Loved the blog post.
    Looking forward to a new book.
    Linda Rainey

    • Linda, I posted the book I used on the blog, but if you missed it the book is named The Prayer Shawl Ministry published by Leisure Arts. I used the pattern on Page 24. The book shows a woman wearing a blue shawl, holding a blue mug and another woman’s hand on her shoulder. The pattern I used was written by Jan Corbally. I purchased the book about 5 years ago from my local Michael’s store. Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics also sell books. Hope you can find it. Maybe you can google the book or designer or Lion Brand Yarns and find where it can be sold. There are 8 patterns included and Lion Brand Yarn is who provided the patterns. The patterns calls for Homespun yarn, but I just use a worsted weight yarn and work it until it reaches the size I want without counting the rows as the pattern says. It’s a simple pattern that just repeats every row until the border rows.

    • Thanks for that info, Amanda! It really is a simple pattern and works up pretty fast. I wish I wasn’t limited by copyright issues to share it!

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