So, one knitting project done - that means that I can start another one, right? I'll still work on the 6 or 8 other knitting projects that I have on needles somewhere around the house... most days... That new project has come about via a couple in our church. They recently received a prayer shawl when one of them had cancer surgery. I head up the craft group at our church, and we've now been approached to consider making prayer shawls for member of our congregation going through difficult times. I've made a few prayer shawls (this one for my friend Ila), and they're designed to be fairly quick and easy. I decided to make an example to show the ladies at our next meeting - and I found a very simple pattern. Cast on 57 sts. knit 3, *p3, k3, repeat from * to end. Repeat for every row until project is approx. 54" long - can it get any easier than that? There are lots of other interesting (and free) patterns available on the 'net.
I'm using 8mm needles and the first ball of yarn I came across in my stash - Mosaic from Bernat. I love the way the stripes are working up! Here it is so far:
The pattern would be appropriate for either a male or female, and the colours will be too (now all I need is to find another ball or two of this colourway...).