Today is Grandma's Birthday - Happy Happy Birthday to Grandma - a lot of year's Grandma's Birthday is on the first day of Spring - but this year it is one day later...
I made Grandma a Prayer Shawl - I matched the leftover Bay Columbia Minerva with some Caron Eco and using the same size 13 needles and 60 stitches I knit in St St for 250 rows - Mom said because Grandma is short I shouldn't make it too long...
...the pockets were also Mom's idea (as was the color - blue - Thanks for all your help) - I picked up the center 15 stitches on each end - with wrong side facing and knit in St St over those stitches for 30 rows - then stitched the pockets to the shawl - then did a Single Crochet border around the entire shawl for 5 rows and on the tops of the pockets for 3 rows...
...vertical gauge is 18 rows = 4 inches
...horizontal gauge is 13 stitches = 4 inches
Pocketed Prayer Shawl Pattern
for the body of the shawl
Using size 13 needles cast on 60 stitches.
Knit in Stockinette Stitch (knit one row; purl one row) for 250 rows - bind off.
for the pocket
With wrong side facing pick up center 15 stitches at each end and knit in Stockinette Stitch for 30 rows - bind off.
Lining up the vertical rows - stitch pocket in place on front of shawl.
for the border
Using a contrasting/complimenting yarn - starting at one corner crochet a border around the shawl using Single Crochet for 5 rows. Also single crochet a smaller border at the tops of the pockets - single crochet for 3 rows. Pull yarn through last loop and weave in ends.