Knitting and Crocheting Instructions
for Prayer Shawls
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun is suggested, but you can use anything you think is pretty. For knitting you'll need about 550 yards and for crochet about 700 yards-- three to three and ½ skeins.
Needles: Knitting: #11, 13 or 15 Crochet: Size M, N, or P
Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 3. 51, 57 or 63 is suggested.
K 3, P 3 every row until shawl is about 57 to 60 inches long.
This stitch is called seed stitch so you will always be knitting the purl stitches and purling the knit stitches. The fabric is the same on both sides and has a lovely lengthwise grain.
Chain 54 stitches or desired width of shawl (24-30 inches)
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3 turn. Dc in each sc across.
Rows 3 & 4: Repeat row 2.
Repeat these four rows until shawl measures 57-60 inches long. Finish off with one row of sc.
Finishing: If desired, add fringes to the shawl. I like to use l yard/meter of yarn per tassel. Fold the length of yarn in half three times. Pull folded end through edge of shawl with a large crochet hook, put ends through loop, pull snug and cut the loops.
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