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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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All Wrapped Up in Love and Prayer

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : All Wrapped Up in Love and Prayer
All Wrapped Up in Love and Prayer
All Wrapped Up in Love and Prayer
All Wrapped Up in Love and Prayer

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic lace understanding (ssk, k2tog, yo)
  • understanding of increases and "growing" a shawl
  • garter tab

Pattern Description:

Donations to American Cancer Society
2015 donation = $12.00
2014 donation = $10.00
2013 donation = $20.00
2012 donation = $12.00

I designed this heart-filled shawl for a dear friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. $2.00 of every pattern-sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society (see my Uncle Dick's Prayer shawl (http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/uncle-dicks-prayer-shawl/14178) for another design where I donate money to ACS for each sale). The hearts are for all the love she has for others and we have for her ...

The worsted weight wool works up quickly on US#10s to create a hexagonal shaped shawl that hugs the shoulders, staying put and hugging the wearer.

Knit all in one piece, this is a shawl for those you love ... or a lovely gift for yourself.

Directions are both charted and row-by-row.

The shawl measures 20-inches from neck to hem (and the length from tip to tip is approx 50-inches).?

This shawl is knit all in one piece, starting with a garter tab, and finishing with a mini-heart edging.

The shawl is worked in six sections with a "spine stitch" between each section and bordered by a self-finishing garter border


17.5 sts x 20 rows = 4" stockinette (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20" from neck to hem; tip to tip along neck edge = 50"


  • approx 500 yards worsted weight wool (sample used two skeins of Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Fibers -- green ragg)
  • US #10 circs
  • stitch markers for maintaining edge sts
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends
  • blocking board, pins, wires (optional)

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Stonehedge Fiber's Shepherd's Wool


Green Ragg