View Full Version : Prayer shawl advice

07-17-2008, 12:55 PM
A student of mine is being hospitalized for 10 weeks due to anorexia. :( I'd like to make her a prayer shawl, but I'm not sure what to make it with. I have some really lovely Malabrigo in my stash, but I don't want it to go through the hospital washer and dryer and become the world's nicest washrag. I also have plenty of cotton, and some nice Carons Simply Soft. There's also some lace weight in there, but I thought something heavier might be more useful. I know she gets cold very easily, only weighing 90 pounds.

I'm thinking just a simple triangle shawl with a lacy edging. Any advice or ideas?

07-17-2008, 01:26 PM
Use the SS, you can knit the Feather and Fan Comfort shawl at http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/shawls-shrugs/feather-and-fan-comfort-shawl.htm it looks good in one or several colors. Or the Simple shawl - http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=443 doing a couple repeats of the F&F pattern on the last few inches of it.

07-17-2008, 03:07 PM
I would use the Simply Soft since it can be washed and dried with no problem.

07-17-2008, 03:24 PM
Erica, it's so sweet of you to want to wrap some love around your student!

I'd go with the SS also, a hospital is no place for Malabrigo.