Half Open Seed Stitch Prayer Shawl

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:

tile stitch prayer shawl


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


Bricker - Designed by Anne Hanson - 1 done

Since I liked Anne's last pattern so much I decided to start a sock pattern by her. I began them last Thursday evening. Here is a current picture of my progress. Thinking about doing a bright orange toe. What do you think? Hope you're all having a great weekend. Weather in STL has been spectacular for the middle of winter. The last two days sunny and over 50 degrees. Keep the needles going, JRob.

Done - Snow Tire Scarf - designed by Anne Hanson

So you ask what do you love - it is a classic. Anne’s pattern is extremely well written, easy to follow and a breeze to knit. Almost any fibre can be used and it would be wonderful. Everything we love in a project. The design is not overly complicated and knits up beautifully. Besides it just looks great. It is one of those patterns and designs that I envision knitting again and again. Everyone who saw it today loved it and those with balls asked if I could knit one for them. The repetitive repeat is pleasing to the eye at just the right length and width to me almost magical.