Submitted by chicquette on Tue, 2015-01-27 18:27
In an effort to expand my repertoire of stitches, I created a prayer shawl using the half open seed stitch. The texture is chunky and drapes beautifully. This one is off to a charity event at a local salon/spa that has donated its services for an entire day to anyone going through chemotherapy. For those friends who participate in knitting for charity, or prayer shawl ministry, you can find a free download of the pattern by following this link:
Submitted by chicquette on Sun, 2015-01-18 12:32
I try to teach myself a few new stitches here and there, and then turn the stitch into a prayer shawl. I just finished a tile stitch prayer shawl that had great texture and drape. If any of you are part of this ministry within your faith, you can find my pattern on Ravelry under my name It's a free download.
Happy New Year
Submitted by chicquette on Mon, 2014-09-22 17:42
My mom turns 88 today, so I made a scarf for her birthday. Nothing real fancy or complicated, but a nice accessory with some amazing texture. She taught me how to knit when I was about 10, and it's been a life skill that has brought much joy into my life.
link to pattern in case anyone is interested:
Submitted by chicquette on Sat, 2014-09-20 11:31
I had not tried the waffle stitch, so I thought I would give it a shot on a prayer shawl. I used bulky yarn and was quite pleased with the texture and drape of the fabric. I know there are other charity knitters on here so I thought I'd post some pics and the link to a free pattern.
Submitted by chicquette on Sun, 2014-09-07 18:03
I was intrigued by the mock kilting stitch, so I played around and tried it in a prayer shawl for my church. Love the depth and texture to the fabric, as well as the drape. I doubt that I will block this one as I fear the steam might kill the texture.
Submitted by chicquette on Tue, 2014-08-05 12:15
Last week I posted some pictures of a prayer shawl using the mock cable rib stitch. Fortunately, I had enough yarn left over to make a baby blanket for a friend's new arrival. Here's a link to the pattern in case anyone needs a go to pattern for a baby blanket. Free dowload.
Submitted by chicquette on Thu, 2014-07-31 12:20
Submitted by chicquette on Sun, 2014-06-08 12:41
Here's the finished product
Submitted by chicquette on Sun, 2014-06-08 12:40
I just finished a very easy two-row pattern prayer shawl. It has taken MONTHS to finish due to a busy work schedule and numerous involuntary froggings. My toddler grand-daughter's feet got caught in the yarn, and as she merrily ran around the living room, I watched about a foot of fabric disappear. That happened twice. I'll be happy to move this one on to church. If anyone needs the pattern, it can be found by following this link:
Submitted by chicquette on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:26
Just finished a prayer shawl using the Dragon Scale pattern, which was a new stitch for me. Not sure which side is the "right side" as they both look interesting and give the fabric a nice texture.