Little Bit O’ Soul

Name

Little Bit O’ Soul by Music Explosion

Little Bit O’ Soul facilitated stitch development this time and – to me – relates to the meditative feelings from true prayer, and prayer let me to that feeling when it comes from your soul…joy!

Little Bit O' Soul

Project

As Like A Prayer and Church Of The Poison Mind are officially hibernating – one due to misplacement; the other due to lack of yarn to finish. So, as this is my third attempt at – what I have coined a prayer shawl: rectangular shawl/wrap with a repeating pattern; I added the repeating pattern part myself – I figured this was my chance to finally and actually finish a prayer shawl.

Dimensions: 14-inch width x 80-inch length (98-inch length)
Care: Recommendation is for dry cleaning, as fiber content is technically unknown.+ Suggested care would be cold hand wash, gently. Lay out or hang to dry.++

Little Bit O' Soul

Yarn

Thomas Hodgson and Sons Inc, Suncook

Color: 8 Mauve
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test
Weight: Unknown

This cone magically reappeared in my stash. This time I would finish a prayer shawl because I know I had enough yarn now and because I have changed my attitude towards my stash and just grab what’s next just to get rid of all this yarn.

Little Bit O' Soul

Design Notes

Cast On: Multiple of 4

Boysenberry Stitch Pattern (developed by me, as far as I know)

Row 1: [k3, p] Repeat to end.
Row 2: [k, p3] Repeat to end.
Row 3: [k3, p] Repeat to end.
Row 4: [k, p3tog] Repeat to end.

Row 1: [p, k3] Repeat to end.
Row 2: [p3, k] Repeat to end.
Row 3: [p, k3] Repeat to end.
Row 4: [p3tog, k] Repeat to end.

Repeat 8 rows to end.

Little Bit O' Soul

+ Kathy's Curvy Corner; KathysCurvyCorner.com; Fabric Types & Care Guide: Laundry, Labels and Tips

++ AHookersWorld.WordPress.com; Hooker Leo

Little Bit O’ Soul

This is my next knit project: a prayer shawl.

I’ve used this yarn before when I made Crickets Sing For Anamaria. It, somehow, came back into rotation. Oh, I remember now…I was going to incorporate into Lady Killer with some other purples I had, but the hue was different.

Little Bit O' Soul

I am almost certain I have enough for a 72-inch length x estimated 18-inch width. I have based my estimations on a swatch. That’s right, I swatched for gauge: 36 stitches equaled 10 inches. I cast on 270 stitches + 2 + 4 adjustment stitches for a total of 277, adjusted back down to 276.

Little Bit O' Soul

The stitch pattern is something I came up with based on some other lace stitch I had come across. I basically, realigned the stitches for better recollection.  Below is a swatch in cotton for stitch definition.

Little Bit O' Soul