Prayer Shawl Knit in
Multitone Purple Frog Tree Chunky Alpaca
by Melissa Smith Abbott
While visiting Meredith, N.H. this summer, I happened up a wonderful knitting store there called "Pattern Works" and bought this wonderful little book with 15 different knit Prayer Shawls. The book called out to me and even though I wasn't planning on doing much knitting, I bought the book. Prayer Shawls are usually knit with love infused into every stitch. I had the idea that I would like to do one. The little book slips into your bag easily and I started carrying it around looking at it and eventually settled on a pattern I thought would be beautiful on page 4. The pattern is called "Southwest Color" and it is by Cynthia Guggemos.
|The Shawl is so comfy, cozy, and soft!|
|It knit up into a perfect length for me!|
|This is the Cover of the Little Prayer Shawl |
Pattern Book I bought at Pattern Works in Meredith, NH
I wanted to knit the shawl in something special, something very soft and comforting. During the later part of the summer a friend who knits quite a bit told me about a wonderful soft yarn called Frog Tree Chunky Alpaca. I looked online and later found some at Coveted Yarn in Gloucester, MA in a wonderful purple variegated color. The pattern calls for 5 skeins of medium weight yarn and a size 9 circular needle but since this was a larger chunkier yarn I used 6 skeins (really about 5 1/2) and I boosted the needle size up to a size 11 circular.
|Label of the Frog Tree |
Chunky Alpaca Yarn
Pattern Page #4 "Southwest Color"
out of the book
"Knit Prayer Shawls, 15 Wraps to Share"
|View of the Pattern Up Close|
|Prayer Shawl Knit in Multitone Purple Frog Tree Chunky Alpaca by Melissa Abbott. Begun in August 2014 and finished in November 2014 in Gloucester, MA|