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. ย Below is a swatch in cotton for stitch definition.

Little Bit O' Soul

 

Like A Prayer Shawl: Work In Progress

Like A Prayer Shawl: Work In Progress

About Like A Prayer Shawl

Like A Prayer by Madonna

I think I like “Like A Prayer Shawl” versus ” Like A Prayer Prayer Shawl.” What do you think? This ain’t a religious thingy. ๐Ÿ˜€

So, this is another ODDBALLS project, whose destination – charity donation or Neighbors By Design item – remains unknown at this time. And whose current destination is the WIP ย (Work In Progress) shelf because I have not found the right yarn to finish this shawl.

About The Yarn

The yarns pictured were acquired from an ESSS raffle. I was surprised to receive natural fibers.

FibraNatura Naturalin

Care:ย Wash by hand in cool water. Do not press or iron. Do not bleach.
Additionally, I would include lay flat to dry or even hanging.
Color: TBrown
Fiber Content: 53% Cotton, 47% Linen
Weight: Aran

Technically speaking, this was kinda stiff, and slippery on my metal needles. I had to adjust my tension to work with it – unfortunately for me, tighter. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Green Yarns

Care: Treat as FibraNatura Naturalin
Color: Well, that would be . . . wait for it . . . Green ๐Ÿ˜€
Fiber Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test
Weight: Unknown

Again, technically speaking, the greens were a bit rough, at first. I thought it was like a twine, but the strands broke very easily. My first thought is WOOL! Baa! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Because it was lighter in weight – I’d guess Sport to DK – than the FibraNatura Naturalin, I double-stranded the greens. As I have been handling the yarn I noticed them softening with wear.