Trinity Prayer Shawl
One reason I love knitting is because it provides me the opportunity to bless others. True, a lot of times I am a selfish knitter. I make a lot of things for myself, I can’t deny that. But being able to gift someone a project is a wonderful feeling! Knitting is not a skill that everyone knows (even though it is easy enough that I believe anyone can learn it!) So get ready to amaze someone in your life with your skills and bless them in a big way!
Prayer shawls are usually gifted to someone who is sick, with the intent that the knitter prays for them throughout the knitting process. That way, you are figuratively wrapping yourself up in the prayers of a friend.
The Trinity Prayer Shawl is made from super bulky yarn, so it works up VERY fast! And if you’ve never done fringe before, it is extremely easy and really fun! The pattern can easily be adapted into a blanket size as well, if shawls aren’t your thing. Just make sure to cast on a multiple of 8 + 4.
- Super bulky yarn, 350 yards (Lion Brand Homespun, Thick & Quick in colorway Mixed Berry)
- US 11 needles, circular to hold desired number of cast on stitches
Width= 25 inches
Length (without fringe)= 48 inches
Length (with fringe)= 60 inches
7.5 stitches = 4 inches
14 rows = 4 inches
- CO= cast on
- K = knit
- P = purl
- sl 1 = slip 1 (purl wise with yarn in back)
- yf, sl1, yb = yarn in front, slip 1 purl wise, yarn in back
- yo = yarn over
- K2tog = knit 2 together
CO 52 stitches
Four-stitch Ribbing section:
Row 1 (RS): *K4, P4* to last 4 stitches, K4
Row 2 (WS): *P4, K4* to last 4 stitches, P4
Complete rows 1 & 2 six more times, for a total of 14 rows of ribbing
Open Check Stitch section:
Row 1 (RS): Purl across
Row 2 (WS): Knit across
Row 3: K2, *sl 1, K1* to end
Row 4: *K1, yf, sl 1, yb* to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 5: K1, *yo, K2tog* to last st, K1
Row 6: Purl across
Continue alternating between 14 rows of the four-stitch ribbing section and 14 rows of the open check stitch pattern until you reach desired length. This was 10 total pattern repeats for me.
Bind off in pattern
For each tassel, cut 3 strands of yarn to 13-14″, fold in half (to get 6 strands per tassel), and tie to the shawl. Tie each tassel approximately every 2.5″ (11 tassels on each side) After each tassel is tied onto the shawl, trim to 6 inches length.
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