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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lacy Prairie Shawl Finis!

Well, she's done - a much smaller version than the one the pattern calls for, but a good size for it's intended purpose: a healing shawl for a "young lady" (90 years young!) in a nursing home...you can see the pattern photo in the bottom right corner, and what's that? Country Blue Simply Soft reserved for the next one...Another lady in hospice will be receiving this one. The pattern is very easy, I only did about 19 repetitions of the pattern (instead of the 38 the pattern calls for, but listen - Cheryl Oberle is a TALL lady so, if you're short, you might want to consider this when you knit her patterns!). But even with acrylic yarn (no blocking!) the pattern shows up nicely...I think I like this version of a prayer shawl as much as I do the K3P3 rectangles from the Prayer Shawl Ministry...

Yarn: Caron's Simply Soft in Victorian Rose less than 2 skeins
Needles: 10.5 Susan Bates Quicksilvers 29 inch
This works up fast, the pattern is easily memorized.

The one change I'd make beyond the fewer repetitions? Slip the first stitch with the yarn in front as if to purl then move the yarn to the back for the remaining 10 stitches of garter edging...I think the finished edge will be a bit nicer...that's what I'll do on the blue one! **edited** nope - don't think it'll work with the beginning of the shawl requiring a KFB on beginning and ending of the row! OOps! Oh well...

11 Comments:

Blogger Yarngirl said...

It beautiful and what a lovely gift that will be!!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Lovely! You did a wonderful job on it.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Looks pretty!

10:09 PM  
Blogger ttbookjunkie said...

Lacy is a beauty! And she must be so soft made out of Caron Simply Soft!!

Amanda :)

10:27 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

What a lovely shawl! You are so thoughtful!

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Geraldine said...

What a lovely and very thoughtful gift. Love the color too!

Geraldine

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So soft and cuddly looking. How many skeins of Simply Soft did you use? I know a little old lady who would love this...me -:)

2:40 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

How beautiful! I hope she enjoys iti.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

This shawl turned out magnificent! I bet it was much nicer to knit than the P3K3 rectangles, too.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knitnana - thanks for adding the number of skeins it took. I'm definitely making one for this old lady. Sue

3:11 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

It looks great!

10:02 PM  

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