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Basic Prayer Shawl

Basic Prayer Shawl

Westport, CT

US Size 13 needles
2-3 skeins of Homespun yarn
Dimensions - approx 2ft by 5 ft (minimum 20 inches by 50 inches!)

NOTE - The gauge is not terribly relevant for a prayer shawl. The important thing to know is that your prayer shawl should be somewhere between 20x50 inches to 24x60 inches.

CO 60 sts

BOTTOM EDGE - K across for 10 rows to form the garter stitch edge

MAIN BODY -
1st Row and All Odd Rows - Knit across
2nd Row and All Even Rows - Knit 6, Purl across to last 6 sts, Knit 6

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 55 inches.

TOP EDGE - repeat BOTTOM EDGE

Bind off. Weave in loose ends.

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