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13 Prayer Shawl Patterns for Knitting

Find knit shawl patterns that will bless whoever you give them to.

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor,
Prayer Shawl Patterns for Knitting

Many people have come to recognize the soothing power of knitting and the many health benefits it can bring.  The repetitive nature of the stitches has been compared to meditating, and most knitters report a calming feeling associated with the craft. 

If you also happen to be religious, you can turn the meditative power of knitting towards prayer, with the help of prayer shawl patterns.  The main difference between a regular knit shawl pattern and a prayer shawl pattern is intent; prayer shawls are intended to be worked with a particular prayer or passage in mind.  Once the prayer shawl is completed, it's a wearable knit that will bless its wearer with the prayers said during the creation of the shawl.

Knitters of all religions can enjoy the relaxing benefits of making a prayer shawl; all you need is a good knit shawl pattern and a favorite prayer. We’ve collected some of our most elegant shawl patterns to get your prayer shawl journey started off on the right foot.

Easy and Elegant Prayer Shawl Patterns

Painted Desert Lace Shawl

Even beginning knitters can successfully complete a prayer shawl pattern.  With the help of these shawl knitting patterns, you’ll be on your way to successfully knitting your very own prayer shawl.  The key to having an enjoyable experience is picking a pattern that’s well within your knitting abilities; you don’t want to be preoccupied with figuring out when to yarn over when the point of this spiritual exercise is to focus on larger ideas. 

These knit shawl patterns offer a variety of choices, suitable for beginner to expert knitters.  The easy stitches in these prayer shawl patterns are a snap to master, leaving you more time to focus your thoughts on your spirituality.

The Next Level: Lace Knit Shawl Patterns

Lemon Lace Shawl Pattern

For knitters who are a bit more experienced, a more complex pattern may offer up more joy and meaning than a mindless pattern would.  The idea with prayer shawls is to be mindful of what you are doing, both spiritually and physically.  These knit shawl patterns are perfect for the intermediate to advanced knitter who wants to make a prayer shawl of her own.  The more intricate patterns, though more complex, won’t present a real challenge to an experienced crafter.  

These prayer shawl patterns will make for an enjoyable and enriching knitting experience.  As you knit, the stitches will become almost automatic, allowing you to focus on your personal prayer.  The power of prayer shawls is undeniable, and many religious knitters enjoy making these spiritually infused garments.

Have you ever made a prayer shawl?

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