Prayer Shawls

(Ministerio de Oración Chal)

The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes shawls for those who are ill, or have lost a family member, or in praise of children who have been baptized.  More recently, prayer shawls have been made to give as Christmas gifts to our Back Pack Ministry students and to Guardian ad Litem children. 

This ministry no longer meets as a group, but shawl materials are available to anyone who wants to participate from home.  Just come to pick up supplies, then return shawls when completed.



Triangular Shawl Pattern

Cast on one st. using 15 needles. This pattern takes 2 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn available at JoAnn's or Michaels.  You may use straight or circular needles.

Row 1: Knit into the front and into the back of st (increase made): 2 sts.

Row 2: Increase. K1: 3 sts

Row 3-6: Increase. Knit across. End of row 6: 7 sts

Row 7: K3, YO, Knit across: 8 sts

Repeat row 7 until piece measures approximately 32” from cast on edge, ending with an even number of stitches. There are approximately 132 or 134 stitches on the needles at this point.

Next row: K3, YO * K2 tog. YO* repeat from * across to last 3 sts. K3.

Next 4 rows: Increase, knit across.

Bind off row: K2 tog. *K1, pass second st. on right needle over first st: repeat from * across to last 2 sts. K2tog. Pass second st on right needle over first st and finish off.

Design by John Feddersen, Jr.


Rectangular Shawl Pattern

Use size 15 needles and 2 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn.  This yarn is available in JoAnn’s and Michael’s.  The needles can be straight or circular.  Cast on 51 stitches.  For all rows *k3 p3* and repeat across.  Continue for approximately 60 inches in length.