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Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook: Inspiration Plus Knit & Crochet Basics

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The latest from the authors of the tour de force prayer shawl series (The Prayer Shawl Companion, The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion and The New Prayer Shawl Companion--all together, with more than 96,000 copies sold), the Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook is the perfect handbook for learning to knit or crochet prayer shawls of your own.

 

This user-friendly book is packed with valuable information: essential knitting and crochet instruction and techniques, ten very easy prayer shawl patterns (including the traditional, basic pattern), and a month-by-month Prayer Shawl Year section with journaling prompts and space for writing. There are also charts for recording knit and crochet projects, listing ideas, and keeping track of yarn stash and notions. Throughout, inspiring quotes prompt peaceful reflection.

Synopsis:

Learn to knit and crochet wonderful wraps for all occasions: Prayer shawls bring the wearer warmth and affection both in times of sorrow and in times of celebration. They make ideal gifts for comforting loss or illness--and for celebrating graduations, weddings, holidays, or the birth of a baby. Now you can learn how to make these beautiful shawls with The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook. Part inspiring journal, part step-by-step guide with techniques and tips for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, this book offers 10 shawl patterns and a month-by-month Prayer Shawl Year section with journal pages for writing personal entries. Inspirational quotes throughout the book prompt peaceful, meaningful reflection.

About the Author

Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are co-founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry (www.shawlministry.com). They travel nationwide to conduct shawl ministry workshops. Both women are graduates of the Hartford Seminarys Womens Leadership institute.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How to Use This Book

The Basics:

Casting On

The Knit Stitch

The Purl Stitch

Left-handed Knitting

Slipping a Stitch and Increasing

Decreasing

Three Ways to Bind Off

Winding Yarn, Joining a New Color, Gauge Swatches

Knitting Abbreviations and Yarn Weights

The Crochet Stitch

Double Crochet, Triple Crochet, Crab-Stitch Crochet

Increasing and Decreasing in Crochet

Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Hook Sizes

Chapter 2: The Prayer Shawl Year: January to December

January to December

Chapter 3: The Patterns

Beginner Prayer Shawl Pattern

Simple Prayer Shawl Pattern

Pocket Prayer Shawl Pattern

Recycled Sweater Shawl Pattern

Caregivers Shawl Pattern

Persephone Shawl Pattern

Baptism Prayer Shawl Pattern

Original Crocheted Shawl Pattern

Crocheted Milk Fiber Shawl Pattern

Crocheted Granny Square Edge Shawl Pattern

Chapter 4: Knitting and Crocheting Along

Projects I Want to Make

Projects Ive Made

My Yarn Stash

My Knitting Needle/Crochet Hook Inventory

Fringes and Edges

How to Make a Sachet or Prayer Shawl Gift Bag

Colors and Symbology

Appendices

How to Start a Prayer Shawl Ministry

Designers and Authors

Yarn Information

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781621136736
Subtitle:
inspiration plus knit and crochet basics
Author:
Severi Bristow, Janet
Author:
Cole-Galo, Victoria A.
Author:
Janet
Author:
a Victoria
Author:
Janet Severi Bristow
Author:
Victoria A.
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20140107
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 color photos, 70 illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by , Learn to knit and crochet wonderful wraps for all occasions: Prayer shawls bring the wearer warmth and affection both in times of sorrow and in times of celebration. They make ideal gifts for comforting loss or illness--and for celebrating graduations, weddings, holidays, or the birth of a baby. Now you can learn how to make these beautiful shawls with The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook. Part inspiring journal, part step-by-step guide with techniques and tips for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, this book offers 10 shawl patterns and a month-by-month Prayer Shawl Year section with journal pages for writing personal entries. Inspirational quotes throughout the book prompt peaceful, meaningful reflection.
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