Repeat until shawl is desired length (about 58 inches). Before beginning to use the third skein, set aside yarn needed for the fringe. Add 4-6 inch fringe across both ends of shawl . Approximate finished sizes are 24′ – 36” wide and with fringe about 6′ long.
Pocket prayer shawls , also called prayer squares and prayer cloths, are small enough to be tucked into pockets , purses and even inside helmets. They can also be carried into surgery and taken on vacations.
Finished size of shawl should be between 26″- 30″ wide x 60″ in length (not including fringe). This may take 2 1/2 – 3 skeins of chunky (bulky) yarn. (170 g net weight, 166.5 m each) Or, you may use double strands of seven 6-oz skeins sport weight yarn using size 10 1/2 needles.
Shawls are typically in 30 to 45 inches wide to 70 to 85 inches long.
She said that the group of ladies make these blankets for the sick, they are praying as each stitch is made in the blankets . The blankets are Blessed after they are completed. The person that is wrapped in the blanket is wrapped in prayer . The blankets cost nothing but they do accept donations.
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 .