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Prayer Shawl with Garter Stitch Stripes

Prayer Shawl with Garter Stitch Stripes

Westport, CT

Materials: 3 skeins – Homespun yarn
Size 11 or 13 straight needles or circular needles

Gauge: 4x4 inches = 9 sts across by 11 sts high

Dimensions: approximately 2 feet wide by 5 feet long

Directions: Cast on 60 stitches.

GARTER STITCH STRIPES

Rows 1-6: Knit across. Knit every row creating a garter stitch band.
Row 7: Knit across.
Row 8: Knit 5, Purl across to last 5 sts. Knit 5
Row 9: Knit across.
Row 10: Knit 5, Purl across to last 5 sts. Knit 5
Row 11: Knit across.
Row 12: Knit 5, Purl across to last 5 sts. Knit 5
Rows 13-18: Knit across. Knit every row creating a garter stitch band.

STOCKINETTE PANEL

Rows 19-36 ODD ROWS – Knit across
EVEN ROWS - Knit 5, Purl across to last 5 sts. Knit 5

Repeat the Garter Stitch Stripes section and the Stockinette Panel 5 times each.
NOTE: If you want to make your Prayer Shawl longer – repeat the above 6 or 7 times.

Repeat the Garter Stitch Stripes section only one more time at the end.


FINISHING

Bind off all 60 stitches.
Weave in any loose yarn.

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