Everyone in the Mary's Mantle knitting group at Assumption Parish likes how soft the Lion Brand Homespun yarn knits up into prayer shawls. I have lots and lots of Homespun yarn in my stash, so I've been trying to knit all of it up into prayer shawls to be given away. Now I'm down to the bits and pieces and don't really have enough yarn to make an entire prayer shawl. But I did put these colors of leftover yarn together and let my mind start to race
I decided to make a striped prayer shawl - to add some visual interest. I also like the different textures, although it's hard to see the texture in this photograph.
The Homespun yarn is a chunky yarn - so to compensate, I doubled up the worsted weight odds and ends of yarn from my stash and knit the black and grey with two strands at the same time on my US Size 13 circular needles.
You could knit this on straight needles, too, but I find it more comfortable to have the weight of the knitting rest in my lap rather than on my arms. When I'm done knitting the 5-6 feet of stripes, I'll pick up stitches along the edge and finish it off with a garter stitch edge. I liked this idea so much, that I ran to the Knit Nook to start grouping together other odds and ends of Homespun with my other yarns. This is what I found.