Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grandma's Birthday Shawl

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.


  1. Holy smokes! You mean business. What a great gift.

  2. hey, that's lovely - Mom will have to post a photo of Grandma now!! hint, hint! love, k

  3. Yep - we definitely need some pictures of her wearing it. She told me on the phone that she wore it to church...



  4. What a nice present! I hope your grandma had a nice B-day!