Make it up, pray over it while you are knitting, weather you know the recipient or not. God knows who will receive this blessed gift and what their needs are.
You may be asking what is a prayer shawl. So let me give you a brief over view. A prayer shawl is a tangible item to let some one hold or wrap themselves in. The person that created the shawl prayed for the one that is to receive this shawl whether they know that person or not.
The recipient knows somebody has prayed and is praying for them and their need. Often these are given to charities to women in crises. The women get comfort from the shawl knowing prayers have been sent to heaven in their stead.
The shawl itself holds no special power. But knowing the maker of the shawl has spent time creating this loving item and praying that the Lord will touch and guide the recipient of the shawl is a blessing. We do not know what they are suffering or enduring but the Lord does and He will wrap them in His loving arms.
6 ozs of 5-ply "White Heather" Scotch Fingering Wool
Two No. 8 Celluloid Knitting Needles
Work at a tension to produce about 6½ stitches to the inch.
Cast on 59 stitches (for a 9 inch width).
1st row: K.5, *wool forward, K.2 together, K.4, repeat from * to the end of row.
2nd row: K.5, *P.1, K.5, repeat from * to the end of the row.
3rd row: Knit plain.
Repeat the last two rows twice.
8th row: Like the 2nd row.
9th row: K.2, *wool forward, K.2 together, K.4, repeat from * to the last stitch, knit this.
10th row: K.2, P.1, *K.5, P.1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, knit these.
11th row: Knit plain.
Repeat the last 2 rows twice.
16th row: Like the 10th row.
Repeat these 16 rows until the Scarf measures 50 inches, or the required length. Add a fringe to each end.
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