Cast on 57 stitches and knit every row to desired length using size 11 or 13 needles. Add desired fringe. Cast on 61 stitches. Size 11 or 13 needles.
Symbolism. Prayer shawls are often knit with a symbolic pattern or use colors of yarn that are meaningful to the religion of the person giving or receiving the shawl . For instance, stitch patterns with multiples of three are common in prayer shawls knit by Christians because of the idea of the Trinity.
Ten Steps to Starting a Prayer Shawl Group Look to your church or a church to organize your prayer shawl group. Contact church Bible study groups and women’s committee first for organization help. Go to the prayer shawl ministry’s website to get encouragement and history of the original concept. Research websites that support prayer shawl ideas and patterns.
Directions: Take out 30 yards of yarn for fringe and set aside. Chain 54 stitches or desired width of shawl . Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each of the stitches to end.
Shawls are typically in 30 to 45 inches wide to 70 to 85 inches long.
A tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl that is worn during morning prayer . Since tallits contain a large number of knots and are mostly made out of wool, a trip through your washing machine is not advisable. Cleaning your tallit should be done with care and a gentle detergent.
The Kabbalists considered the tallit as a special garment for the service of God, intended, in connection with the tefillin, to inspire awe and reverence for God at prayer .
In Conservative Judaism, the shawl traditionally has been worn by boys who have been through their bar mitzvah — generally about age 13 — and by men. There is no universal thought about women using the tallit , Zanerhaft said, but a general rule is that it is a ritual obligation for men and optional for women .
Comfort shawls , lap blankets and pocket shawls are given to patients and family members in the Medical Center, employees, and members of the community who are experiencing a difficult time and are in need of comfort and healing. They may also be given in celebration.