If you like knitting shawls then this cozy knitted shawl just might become one of your favorites.
It's knit with warmth and comfort in mind right down to the soothing colors and ultra super soft yarn.
It feels like you're wearing a gentle hug, it's so scrumptious. A nice warm comforting snuggle. And I think right now we can all use a hug in these uncertain times right?
The yarn I chose is light as a feather, lofty and wonderfully soft. It's a little bit fuzzy too. And at the same time it keeps you nice and warm. I just love it.
It's going to be that one snugly item when you feel a little chill and want something soft and warm around your shoulders.
Or you simply want something soft and soothing wrapped around you for comfort and reassurance.
It will also make a lovely knitting gift to anyone who may need a little comfort and a warm hug. Perhaps you know someone who is going through a difficult time right now.
Or if you belong to a prayer shawl ministry then this is a lovely shawl to knit also. And it's one of the reasons I chose the Trinity stitch.
Not only will you be knitting your healing and comforting prayers and thoughts into every stitch but you'll find that it's a lovely soothing pattern to knit.
Would you like to find out more about the prayer shawl ministry? Just in case you are I'm giving you a link to the Prayer Shawl Ministry
It's a lovely website and will give you a lot of information on the shawl ministry. You'll find shawl patterns, prayer shawl prayers and instructions.
Plus they even give you ideas for beginning your own shawl ministry group. Best of all you'll find inspiration and hope as you browse through the site.
As I mentioned above I chose the Trinity knitting stitch pattern for my knitted shawl.
Somehow it just seemed to match this yarn. Oddly enough I don't usually use textured knitting stitches on fuzzy yarn but somehow this fit.
It's quite simple and you'll have the Trinity stitch pattern memorized after a few rows.
I also decided to finish off my shawl pattern with a lovely single crochet border. I didn't want anything heavy but thought that it needed one last touch to complete it.
The single crochet is a very quick and easy step to finish my cozy shawl. It only took me a couple of minutes to go around the edge and finish it.
To download my knitted shawl pattern just click on this link
Skills Required: Knit, purl, purl 3 together, cast on, bind off, single crochet
Materials: 2 balls Red Heart Calm Breeze Dreamy Stripes (355 yards), 1 ball Ivory Red Heart Dreamy for border (466 yards)
Needles: Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) and one Size US I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 3.75 sts = 1 inch in Stockinette or 4 sts = 1 inch in Trinity stitch
Size: Approximately 60 inches wide and 19 inches long
Notes: All rows begin and end with knit 1 for an even edge stitch.
Cast on 82 stitches with preferred cast on method. I used the long tail.
Knit 3 rows.
Continue in trinity stitch pattern below
Row 1 (right side): Purl
Row 2: Knit 1, *(K1, p1, k1) in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * across to last stitch, K1
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit 1, *P3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in the same stitch. Repeat from * across row to last stitch, K1
Repeat these four rows until you've reached 60 inches or desired width.
Next Row: Purl
Then finish with knit 3 rows.
Bind off loosely. Weave in ends and finish with single crochet border.
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