Prayer Shawl with Two Crosses - Sandra Bellico

 

 

Prayer Shawl with Two Crosses

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: Sandra Bellico

 

 

 

Cast on 75 stitches.  Knit 8 rows (garter stitch).  Row 9: knit 5 stitches; purl 65

 

stitches; knit 5 stitches.  Rows 10 thru 30: knit/purl stitches (end on a knit row). 

 

Remember to do the garter stitch at the beginning and ending of each row.

 

 

 

Making the cross:

 

Bottom of the cross:  Purl 31 stitches; knit 3 stitches; purl 31 stitches.  (Remember

 

to do the garter stitch at the beginning and end of each row.)  Complete 8 rows.

 

Middle of the cross:  Purl 28 stitches; knit 9 stitches; purl 28 stitches.  (The 2nd row

 

begin with knit 28 stitches; purl 9 stitches; knit 28 stitches.)  Complete 3 rows.

 

Top of the cross:  Knit 31 stitches; purl 3 stitches; knit 31 stitches for 4 rows.

 

 

 

Reminder:  The rows will alternate with either a knit row or a purl row.

 

 

 

Center section of shawl:  knit and purl 175 rows ending with a knit row.  Remember to

 

do the garter stitch at the beginning and end of each row.

 

 

 

Making the cross:

 

Top of the cross:  Purl 31 stitches; knit 3 stitches; purl 31 stitches for 4 rows.

 

Middle of the cross:  Purl 28 stitches; knit 9 stitches; purl 28 stitches for 3 rows.

 

Bottom of the cross:  Knit 31 stitches; purl 3 stitches; knit 31 stitches.  (Remember

 

to do the garter stitch at the beginning and end of each row.)  Complete 8 rows.

 

 

 

Repeat the beginning rows, knit/purl, 30 rows, beginning and ending with the

 

garter stitch.  Bind off.

 

 

 

Fringe:

 

Cut 6 pieces of yarn 9 inches long.  Using a crochet hook, pull all 6 pieces thru

 

bottom and tuck ends thru loop and pull tightly.

 

 

 

I use a #5 size needle.  This pattern takes 2 skeins of Simply Soft yarn.

 

 

   

 

Click on the photos to enlarge - Prayer Shawl and Prayer Square

  

  Prayer Square
with cross in center
 
 
 
Cast on 23 stitches.  Knit 6 rows (garter stitch).  
 
Row 7:  first 3 stitches will be the garter stitch; 17 stitches will be the stockinette
stitch; and last 3 stitches will be the garter stitch (knit/purl). Repeat row 9 times
for a total of 10 rows. 
 
Top of the cross:  Purl 7 stitches; knit 3 stitches; purl 7 stitches for 4 rows.
Middle of the cross:  Purl 4 stitches; knit 9 stitches; purl 4 stitches for 3 rows.
Bottom of the cross Knit 7 stitches; purl 3 stitches; knit 7 stitches for 8 rows.
 
** Remember to knit the garter stitch at the beginning and end of each row.)
 
 
Repeat row 7. Knit/purl (stockinette stitch) for 10 rows.  
 
Knit garter stitch 6 rows.  Bind off.
 
Use a #2 needle.
 

 

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