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Simple Horizontal Prayer Shawl

Simple Horizontal Prayer Shawl

Assumption Parish, Westport, CT

Materials:

2 skeins – Lion Brand Homespun yarn

US Size 13 - 40” long circular needles. (This will NOT work on straight needles).

Difficulty Level - Very easy – beginner knitter

Gauge: 4x4 inches = 8 sts across by 12 sts high w/ US Size 13 needles

Dimensions: approximately 5 feet wide by 20 inches tall

Note: This prayer shawl is knit horizontally – so you will be knitting 120 sts (the width) for about 20 inches (the height).


DIRECTIONS

Cast on 120 stitches

GARTER STITCH BORDER – TOP

Knit every row creating a garter stitch band for 10 rows (this will create 5 garter ridges).

STOCKINETTE PANEL

ODD ROWS (RIGHT SIDE “RS” - Stockinette) – Knit across

EVEN ROWS (WRONG SIDE “WS” – Reverse Stockinette) - Knit 10 (Place stitch marker to note edge of border.), Purl across to last 10 sts. (Place stitch marker to note edge of border.) Knit 10

Repeat these 2 rows until your prayer shawl is approximately 18 inches tall from cast on edge.

GARTER STITCH BORDER –BOTTOM

Repeat the Garter Stitch Border. Knit every row creating a garter stitch band for 10 rows (this will create 5 garter ridges).

FINISHING

Bind off all 120 stitches.
Weave in any loose yarn.

OPTIONAL FRINGE

If you prefer, cut off several pieces of 6-8 inches for fringe. Knot 2 strands together. Space fringe evenly along edges of prayer shawl. Trim fringe.

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