Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

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jane2002
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Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby jane2002 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:58 am

There are lots of options for women and children and teens for prayer shawls, but not for men. Any ideas?

crafty grandma
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Re: Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby crafty grandma » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:22 am

Many of the shawl ministry websites discuss rectangular wraps as well as triangular shawls. I think a wrap would be appropriate for a man. This website recommends making it at least 26 inches wide and a minimum of 68 to 72 inches long.

http://www.olsorrows.org/index.php?section=shawl

I would suggest looking at men's scarf patterns, since they are designed to appeal to men, and casting on extra stitches to make it wider. Since you do not want to make a pretty, lightweight, lacy shawl, some of the ministry websites suggested using a bulky weight yarn for warmth and softness. Apparently, worsted weight yarn tends to be stiffer and rougher against the skin after it is worked. This can be a problem for the elderly or people undergoing some types of medical treatment.

I hope this helps.

jane2002
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Re: Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby jane2002 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:16 am

Thanks for the ideas.

jane2002
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Re: Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby jane2002 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:39 am

Any more ideas? or thoughts?

Starlite
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Re: Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby Starlite » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:03 pm

The prayer shawl group at my church also makes lapghans or lap blankets. Men seem to prefer them. We have also given rectangular shawls to men. Check out the official prayer shawl website, www.shawlministry.com for more ideas.

jane2002
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Re: Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby jane2002 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:40 am

Thanks!

catedamien
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Re: Patterns for Prayer Shawls for Men

Postby catedamien » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:44 am

love this design! Thanks for sharing.


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