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Old 06-18-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Looking for a shawl pattern...like wings
My mother has been recently diagnosed with cancer, and I was wanting to knit a shawl for her to have with her during her chemo treatments.

I have seen several patterns online for "comfort shawls" and other similar styles, but nothing that really that touches me for my mama.

She is quite religious, and loves doves as a symbol, so I thought that shawl that incorporated doves or wings would be nice. I am planning to knit this in acrylic so it will be easy-care for her.

So, any suggestions? TIA!

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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prayers for your mom and your family. have you checked out good ole' kpc...knitting pattern central? they have a lot of shawl patterns. Good luck, Tillie
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This doesn't have doves, but it called Angel Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark.
http://www.patternworks.com/productd...?PRODID=801123#

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This isn't exactly a pattern, but it might provide some inspiration:

The Yarn Harlot made a shawl for a friend and she was trying to imitate wings. If I remember right she was thinking of eagles and not doves, but reading about what she did might give you some ideas for altering a pattern slightly so that it is perfect for your mom. Here is her post about it.
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Thank you all for your kind suggestions...I am continuing to peruse the knitting pattern central site, and this post was thought-provoking. Phaedra, I'll have to investigate that link for the pattern a little more closely, as I might have to modify the bind off, as I really don't imagine that an acrylic would block into those points as another yarn, but I'll be looking more closely...thank you!

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Tik, I will keep your mama in my thoughts and prayers!! God bless you both!
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Tik, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she recovers quickly and is feeling better fast.

I didn't find actual patterns, but I did find this link to the pattern "One Skein Seasilk Shawl" (scroll down a bit) which is subtitled "Knitted Wings", and also, I found this blog which shows knitted wings.

I myself knitted this shawl, and ironically enough, when I finished it, it reminded me of wings. If my picture shows up (and please forgive my "artwork"...an artist, I am not!), it might help to get a better idea of the shape of the finished product. I used 100% acrylic (easy care! ) for this shawl and it knitted up beautifully, and didn't need any blocking.

I am sure whatever you knit for your mom, she will love it, will treasure it, and will appreciate it!
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Thank you all for your helpful, kind words. This has been a difficult time, but the support of family and friends is invaluable...so thank you!

cookworm, I really like the pattern that you designed, and I think that it should knit up quickly, it appears. Thank you for the suggestion. I am continuing my search for an afghan/shawl for her, but I think this may be a good start, as I only have a week or two to get this one made...so thank you for sharing.

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I'm saying prayers for you and your mom!
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Shawl is started...
Thanks to the helpful comments and suggestions received here, I have cast-on the first stitches of the comfort shawl for my mama. Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers.

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