Looking for a good pattern.....

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Cheryl wrote
on May 28, 2008 9:44 PM


I am interested in a new pattern for a prayer shawl. The one that it seems like everyone uses doesn't seem to be very interesting to me any longer.

I really want to make one for my husband's grandmother but she is a larger woman and the pattern I find everywhere seems to be made for a thinner woman - it's simply not wide enough.  

I have tried to add rows on but like I said, it's a boring pattern and I am looking for something a bit different (but not too difficult as I will get frustrated and stop - I know me too well). \

Does anyone have any suggestions or can you recommend a book/pattern?

Thanks everyone!

 So many yarns/patterns....so little time!

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KD Sandi wrote
on May 29, 2008 11:28 AM

WAIT! I wrote this reply before I realize you were posting in the CROCHET thread....sorry, sorry. My suggestions below were for knitted shawls and stuff.

OK, now I will go off and look for Crocheted stuff for you, BRB!


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How about the Comfort Shawl (free)? Or it's lacier sister... this one? Both are free patterns.

::blush:: I don't mean to push my own designs on you, but those were designed to be prayer shawls, and they can be easily made larger for a larger woman. Just make the neckback longer, pick up more stitches along its side, and adjust the front panel and back panel stitch count accordingly.

You can also make this longer very easily.

A stole would also be a nice alternative. I really liked the Bleeding Hearts Stole in the Spring 2008 issue of Knits.

If that doesn't grab you, how about a wide shrug with cuffs, so it will stay on better? The Sugarplum Shrug (for sale in store) seems big enough to fit a larger woman, and very comfortable, won't slip off her shoulders. Very classic and stylish for her.

Those are just my first ideas....

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KristiT wrote
on Jun 9, 2008 10:51 AM

You might like one of these free patterns:




Other links here:


Another thought - you might try finding an afghan pattern you like, and modifying the shape and size to the dimensions of the shawl.

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