Lace Shawl

I knit this lace shawl as a Christmas surprise for my wife. She had no clue I was knitting it. My health is really poor, and I viewed this shawl as something that I could give to her that she could wrap around herself, when I'm no longer here to wrap myself around her.
The pattern is free on Debbie Macomber's website, and is called Alix's Prayer Shawl. I knit it with 2.5 skeins of Araucania Ranco Multi on a US Size 7 needle.


Kerry's picture

Rick, what a beautiful shawl, you do lovely work. And what a beautiful sentiment to go with it. Sorry to read about your poor health.

kiwiknitter's picture

I agree totally with Kerry. Your work and sentiments express exactly why I love knitting so much. Thank you for sharing and I hope you're with us for a good long time!

Knit like the wind!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Asplund's picture

How elegant - and how moving.

What a beautiful shawl, and such a thoughtful gift for your wife. I hope you are with us for many more years, and many more pieces of work like this.

albert's picture

I'm praying for you. Stay positive and keep knitting.

crmartin's picture

Beautiful shaw! Our prayers are with you and yours.



BuduR's picture

Beautiful, and such a thought. I'm sure she will always cherish it.
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Jedwards's picture

just speechless

Just speechless Rick...... i let my mother see your shawl..... she want one just like that.....

TomH's picture

What a treasure. Your beauty shines through it.

gardenerstitch's picture

It's destined to be an heirloom piece, almost as beautiful as the sentiment behind it.

RickMartin's picture

Thanks for your kind words.


one word...beautiful!