Monday, 28 September 2009

Autumn Comfort Prayer Shawl Knitted - Easy

I designed this pattern to be quick, easy and cosy. It only took a couple of hours to knit up and only uses knit & purl stitches so no expertise is required. To keep the autumnal feel pick a yarn in autumn shades. Don’t forget if you want to convert any yarn go to Yarndex  
The shawl is reversible so can be worn either way. I designed the shaping so that it fits snugly around the shoulders without being a long triangle.
Autumn Comfort Prayer Shawl Easy
Yarn – Mohair and acrylic blend. I used Paton’s Spirit, 200gms or approx 360m – shade ‘Bracken
Needles: 10mm circular needles used for length only. Tapestry needle for sewing ends in.
c/o 80 sts. Increase Section
Row 1, Knit
Row 2, Purl
Row 3, Knit
Row 4 - Purl
Row 5 - Knit, increase 1 st after every 4th st  (99sts)
Row 6 - Purl
Row7 - Knit
Row 8 - Purl
Row 9 - Knit, increase 1 st after every 5th st (119sts)
Rows 10 - Purl
Row,11 - Knit
Row 12 - Purl
Row 13 - Knit, increase 1 st after every 6th st ( 138)
Row 14 - Purl
Row 15 - Knit
Row 16  - Purl
Row 17 - Knit, increase 1 st after every 7th st  (159sts)
Row 18, Purl
Decrease Section
Row 19 - Knit, decrease 1 st each end
Continue working all rows knit then purl alternatively.
Decrease 1 st each end of every knit row until 100sts remain.
Now decrease 1 st each end of every row (knit & Purl) until 1 st remains then cast off.

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gilding said...

I like this very much. I am looking for a shawl pattern and this is particularly nice. What is the stitch gauge that you got? What are the finished dimensions of the shawl? This will help me choose the right yarn and amount.

The Sunroom said...

Hi There,

Stitch Guage/Tension is 5 sts & 5 Rows - 2" square. Finished dimensions are 62" wide x 30" length.


The Sunroom

Anonymous said...

shawl looks great can you make it bigger?
thank you

Mandi said...

some how I am not getting the correct # of sts with the inc....when you say inc after every 4th,would the M1 be in the 5th?

the 1st row of inc I did it in the 4th & got 100 sts, so I p2tog to make 99, then the 2nd inc row I M1 in the 6th st and got 115sts, not the 119 in your pattern....


Mandi said...

Can you post a picture of it flat?

Anonymous said...

I increased in the following way...* K3, then K2 in the next st; repeat from * to last 4 st; K4

next set of increases K4, k2 in the next st

Hope that helps

Anonymous said...

I think this pattern would be perfect for a friend recovering from an serious illness and is ALWAYS cold... even in FL in the summer...
BUT I am not comfortable with the triangle "tail" to the back of this garmet... How about I just stop it at an appropriate point.. can you see a prob in this idea??

Judy Huskey
Venice, FL

The Sunroom said...

Hi Judith,

I don't see a problem at all, just adapt it as you see fit. Best wishes to you and I wish your friend a speedy recovery.

Thank you and take care :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this pattern, it's perfect for my very ill friend.

meg said...

this is a beautiful shawl! i cant wait to try making one. thank u for giving us such a lovely free pattern.

Anonymous said...

Did you use a worsted weight yarn to make this?

Debra Aubin said...

Thank you for posting this. I am just learning to knit past knit & purl and am eager to try this shawl - it seems so much nicer than regular rectangular patterns.

Pegs50 said...

I love this pattern, but I would rather knit it with smaller size needles, did you use size 15 US? How would I adjust the pattern if I were to use size 10 US needles? Thank you for your help.


Anonymous said...

This looks to be a lovely shawl. I probably won't knit it to a point but that's my preferance... love the yarn you used and the easy to follow instructions.

Laura said...

I know that you posted this *ages* ago but I'm just finding it! :)
I Googled Easy Prayer Shawl Patterns and I found you!

My Mum tried to teach me to knit when I was a girl and unfortunately, I didn't pay close attention. Now, I'm interested. :)
I was reading about 'prayer shawls' and would love to make these for friends and family and since I do remember how to knit and purl .... this may be a great one to begin with.

I'm Following you now so hopefully I'll be able to return one day with a success story for you! :)


Miss LindaLee said...

I too would like to know the weight of the yarn. Could a worsted weight be substituted?