The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook: Inspiration, Plus Knit & Crochet Basics

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Learn to knit and crochet wonderful wraps for all occasions: Prayer shawls bring the wearer warmth and affection both in times of sorrow and in times of celebration. They make ideal gifts for comforting loss or illness—and for celebrating graduations, weddings, holidays, or the birth of a baby. Now you can learn how to make these beautiful shawls with The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook. Part inspiring journal, part step-by-step guide with techniques and tips for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, ...

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Overview

Learn to knit and crochet wonderful wraps for all occasions: Prayer shawls bring the wearer warmth and affection both in times of sorrow and in times of celebration. They make ideal gifts for comforting loss or illness—and for celebrating graduations, weddings, holidays, or the birth of a baby. Now you can learn how to make these beautiful shawls with The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook. Part inspiring journal, part step-by-step guide with techniques and tips for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, this book offers 10 shawl patterns and a month-by-month Prayer Shawl Year section with journal pages for writing personal entries. Inspirational quotes throughout the book prompt peaceful, meaningful reflection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621136736
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 631,998
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are authors of the bestselling Prayer Shawl Companion and The Crocheted Prayed Shawl Companion, and founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry (www.shawlministry.com). They travel nationwide to conduct shawl ministry workshops. Both women are graduates of the Hartford Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Institute.

Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are authors of the bestselling Prayer Shawl Companion and The Crocheted Prayed Shawl Companion, and founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry (www.shawlministry.com). They travel nationwide to conduct shawl ministry workshops. Both women are graduates of the Hartford Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Institute.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How to Use This Book
The Basics:
Casting On
The Knit Stitch
The Purl Stitch
Left-handed Knitting
Slipping a Stitch and Increasing
Decreasing
Three Ways to Bind Off
Winding Yarn, Joining a New Color, Gauge Swatches
Knitting Abbreviations & Yarn Weights
The Crochet Stitch
Double Crochet, Triple Crochet, Crab-Stitch Crochet
Increasing and Decreasing in Crochet
Crochet Abbreviations
Crochet Hook Sizes
Chapter 2: The Prayer Shawl Year: January to December
January to December
Chapter 3: The Patterns
Beginner Prayer Shawl Pattern
Simple Prayer Shawl Pattern
Pocket Prayer Shawl Pattern
Recycled Sweater Shawl Pattern
Caregiver’s Shawl Pattern
Persephone Shawl Pattern
Baptism Prayer Shawl Pattern
Original Crocheted Shawl Pattern
Crocheted Milk Fiber Shawl Pattern
Crocheted Granny Square Edge Shawl Pattern
Chapter 4: Knitting & Crocheting Along
Projects I Want to Make
Projects I’ve Made
My Yarn Stash
My Knitting Needle/Crochet Hook Inventory
Fringes and Edges
How to Make a Sachet or Prayer Shawl Gift Bag
Colors & Symbology
Appendices
How to Start a Prayer Shawl Ministry
Designers & Authors
Yarn Information
Index

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