You can make a prayer shawl to offer as a gift. To do this you have to obtain the suitable materials, discover how many stitches to cast, decide on the pattern you will be using, work until you reach the preferred length, and include fringe and also other finishing details.
Prayers shawls could be special gifts for any person, particularly those who are in need of encouragement and prayers. Numerous orphanages, nursing homes, churches, and charities may also appreciate and acquire these things as donations. The shawl can be more profound if the giver knits it herself. What is great about prayer shawls is that they could be an interfaith gift and are relatively easy to create. In fact, even someone with beginner knitting abilities can make prayer shawls. Maintain a positive disposition and prayerful mind as you create the gift. Listed below are the guidelines you may follow to create prayer shawls:
Get the right materials
Do not forget that prayer shawls need to be as functional as they're lovely to look at. The yarn you select for the project should be quite bulky and thick but soft to the touch. Lots of prayer shawls are used for warmth so they should be comfortable for the recipient. It will also be useful if the cloth fabric is also easy to wash. Once you have chosen the appropriate yarn, find the right needle size that will result in a material having a nice drape.
Learn how many stitches to cast
The stitches you cast have to be in multiples of three. The overall number of stitches depends on your required final width. For yarns that are bigger, you should use fifty seven stitches. You could add extra stitches if you're using a yarn which has a lighter weight.
Select the pattern you'll be using
There are several pattern alternatives you could use for this particular work, however the most popular option for prayer shawls is knit three, purl 3 pattern on the end, or the row on every row. The purls will be knitted on the rows on the wrong side and purl the knit stitching. An additional option will be to go for a knit 3, purl 3 rib design, a knit three, purl 3, moss stitch design or to knit the whole garment utilizing seed stitch. The good thing about the number 3 is it keeps religious meaning in several faiths. It is also useful as a repeating style and is easy to memorize.
Work until you achieve the ideal length
Keep knitting until you attain the entire garment that you like but bind it off loosely. Load your mind with blessings together with healing and positive views as you work your way through every stitch. Remember to add yarn mid-row so you will not end up with visible ends over the edges of the material. The shawl should be long enough so that the receiver will be able to cover it easily around their shoulders and utilize it for warmth.
Put fringe and other finishing touches
Cut extra lengths of yarn which measure approximately 6 inches. You'll use these to make fringe. You can use a simple slip knot to connect the fringe to the side of the clothing. If you like, you could attach beads to the fringe.
You can now give the handmade gift to your loved one or to an organization of your choice.