Whelk stitch prayer shawl

Thanks to our friends on New Stitch a Day, this old dog learned a new trick and applied it to a prayer shawl that I am knitting for a friend going through a rough patch. He requested something acrylic so it could be easily washed (chemo issues). The texture of the fabric is almost blanket-like and very soft. It's a four-row pattern that I am able to keep straight underneath my 50 Shades of Gray, except for the night I had a second martini. Had to rip a few rows out the next morning. Ooooops. Hope to have it finished by the weekend and will post a pic of the finished piece.


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AKQGuy's picture

That's an interesting texture. I'm going to have to look into the welk stitch. As for the second martini, been there sone that.

Eta: great work too!

MMario's picture

Looks great - snuggly without looking "heavy"

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

michaelpthompson's picture

Looks good. There are some remarkably soft acrylics out there these days.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. I think that stitch will be kept in mind for other projects.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

Hi Lou!
I found a new yarn by KnitPicks, but haven't tried it yet. It's 100% acrylic and might do well for your work. It comes in several different weights and lots of colors. It's called Brava and it's very inexpensive.