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Pattern: Lacy Prayer Shawl (free)

I am on a board of women clergy types that I’ve now known for 15 years. Fifteen years! They’ve seen me through a lot of ups and downs along the way, and hopefully I’ve done the same.
Isabelle is dealing with a move and surgery at the same time, plus a loss of income while she is recovering. I’ve knit other prayer shawls in the past, but this time, I wanted to do something a little different. As I am want to do, I just cast-on, and created my own little lace pattern.


I’m pretty happy with it – it has a nice rounded look which works well with the Malabrrriiiggo (Malabrigo) merino worsted yarn. It only took two skeins, so you get a lovely shawl for about $20 – what a deal! It has an option crocheted border, which I think works well, and gives structure to the edging. You don’t have to do the crochet, but it’s only single crochet for three rows, so why not learn a new skill?


The shawl pattern is free, and contains both written and charted directions. Go here to download, or save to your Ravelry library.
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Edited to add: There was an error in the Written Directions in Row 1. The revised row reads:

Row 1: Slip first stitch purlwise, k3, * k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk * repeat ,* repeat between * * to final 4 stitiches, k4.

4 replies on “Pattern: Lacy Prayer Shawl (free)”

This shawl is beautiful. I would definitely do the crochet border, because I think it makes the piece look very nicely finished and “complete.” Thanks for offering it for the prayer shawl ministry as a free pattern. Very nice.

I love, love, love this design and am knitting it in Fishermen’s Wool, but I have a question about Row 1-in the written directions there seems to be a k1 missing after the 2nd yo and before the ssk. I am new to charts and just want to make sure this is correct. Thanks so much!

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