|Simple Prayer Shawl.. halfway done?|
I have been knitting for about a month now. A confession I must make is that I am not a good beginner. While most beginners were content by practicing various basic stitches, I was eager to find patterns that contained stitches I already knew along with something I did not. My impatience got me into a lot of trouble because it was almost like a crawler that was too eager to run. For example, during the first week, I thought I knew how to purl but my stockinette never looked right. It turned out that I was knitting all the way. It took me another week to figure out how to purl by switching to Continental Method. I figured my left hand needed to be more dextrous, so this would be a good opportunity. I struggled with the yarn and needles for several day, and when I managed to pull the first loop through without using both hands, I was beyond delighted.
This shawl only involves knit, purl, and yarn over. I know the concept of yarn over, but just never actually use it in a pattern. The author of the shawl pattern stresses that this is meant to be a simple pattern, so the knitter can keep the recipient in mind. I was glad that I do not have to count as much, so I can work on it while I commute.
Here is the pattern if you are interested:
- Cast on 3 stitches
- Row 1: Knit 2, yarn over, knit to end.
- Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, purl to end.
- Repeat row 1 and 2 until the piece reaches desired length
- Bind off loosely. Gently block.
The pattern is design by Katheleen Cubley. I obtain the pattern from KnittingDaily.
As to who is the recipient? I have no clue yet. I figure it will be handy since Christmas is coming…
PS. Yes, yes, I realize all the knits are crammed on a 14-inch straight needle. I am awaiting for my circular need to come so I can finish the project. At this moment, I am also running out of yarns.
The shawl was completed on September 15th.