Happy Easter!

Thank you for reading and praying!

Thank you for journeying through Lent with Contemplative Knitting. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming events and more posts. As an Easter Gift, I have written the pattern for the shawl. It has not been tested by anyone so knit at your own risk and if my directions are muddy make up your own! Many blessings to you all and thank you to all our guest bloggers!

Julie

Pattern for the Lenten Shawl -Faith, Hope and Love Shawl

Materials:

Japanese Stitch Bible

West Wool Tandem (DK Weight) Colorway: Glow

Needles: Size 5

Cast on 50 stitches with any method

Keeping 1 stitch on each edge as an edge stitch use 48 stitches and complete rows 1-16 of Pattern 191 from the Japanese Stitch Bible. (8 repeats of the 6 stitch pattern equal 48 stitches)

The first four stitches and the last four stitches are worked in seed stitch from now until the end of the scarf.

Work rows 1-28 of Pattern #26 from the Japanese Stitch Bible.

Work rows 1-28 of Pattern #26 from the Japanese Stitch Bible again!

Work 4 rows of stockinette stitch then 4 rows of seed stitch.

Work 12 rows of stockinette stitch then 4 rows of seed stitch. Using duplicate stitch embroider Faith in the 12 rows of stockinette stitches.

Keep 4 stitches at the beginning and the end of the row in seed stitch. On right side knit 3 stitches right after the seed stitch border place a marker then start set up row of Pattern #56 from the Japanese Stitch Bible. Pattern until 7 stitches from the end. Place marker, knit 3 stitches, last four stitches are the seed stitch border.

Work two full repeats of Pattern #56 from the Japanese Stitch bible keeping the first and last four stitches in the seed pattern and the next 3 stitches in stockinette on both ends.

Work 4 rows in seed stitch, 12 rows in stockinette (Keeping the seed stitch border) and 4 more rows of seed stitch.

Using duplicate stitch embroider Hope. I made this work vertical since this is the center of the work and I want hope to sit on the nap of the neck.

Keep 4 stitches at the beginning and the end of the row in seed stitch. On right side knit 3 stitches right after the seed stitch border place a marker then start set up row of Pattern #56 from the Japanese Stitch Bible. Pattern until 7 stitches from the end. Place marker, knit 3 stitches, last four stitches are the seed stitch border.

Work two full repeats of Pattern #56 from the Japanese Stitch bible keeping the first and last four stitches in the seed pattern and the next 3 stitches in stockinette on both ends.

Work 4 rows in seed stitch, 12 rows in stockinette (Keeping the seed stitch border) and 4 more rows of seed stitch.

Using duplicate stitch embroider Love on the 12 rows of stockinette.

Work rows 1-28 of Pattern #26 from the Japanese Stitch Bible. Repeat once for a total of two repeats.

Work 2 rows of stockinette.

Cast on 50 stitches onto separate needles size 5.

Keeping 1 stitch on each edge as an edge stitch use 48 stitches and complete rows 1-16 of Pattern 191 from the Japanese Stitch Bible. (8 repeats of the 6 stitch pattern equal 48 stitches)

Knit 2 rows of stockinette.

Graft the 50 stitches from pattern 191 to the scarf. Weave in ends.

Published by Julie Cicora

I'm an Episcopal Priest that loves using knitting as a spiritual discipline.

8 thoughts on “Happy Easter!

  1. Dear Julie,

    Happy Easter across the pond. I hope you are still in The Netherlands and can enjoy the beauty of the Keurkenhoff Gardens. I may have misspelled.

    Your contemplative blog has been a great gift to me this Lent. One thing I realized is that one may be more focused and contemplative early in the day.

    My friend who invited me to the blog bought your book and I the Japanese Stitch Bible. From the latter I gathered that you are a woman who loves a challenge.

    For most of my life I was involved in Catholic catechetical ministry, classroom, director of religious education and diocesan religious education leadership. Small group sharing in the last ten or so years is where I have been. My family of husband and four grown children were so patiently loving through all those operations that took my attention. My catechist formation was in the mission field of the U. S. Army.

    Knitting has always been part of me since my grandmother and mother inspired me. During the limitations to people contact the last year, I prayerfully asked God to show me the next ministry. Perhaps, it will be to keep knitting for unknown children in Alaska and Appalachia, praying that each recipient will feel God’s love and comfort passed through my hands to them.

    Thank you for the pattern and for your calling our far flung group to knit and pray. Whatever your next ideas, I look forward to the surprises to come.

    May your day be joyous. May you continue in good health. May you and your husband have opportunities to enjoy the cultures of Europe when the virus is better contained.

    Blessings, Carol Nichols

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Thank you Julie for inviting me/others to take your Contemplating Knitting Lenten journey with you. This journey grounded me, held me accountable, tried something new, looked forward to hearing from you everyday, enjoyed meeting your guests and their messeges, learned more about myself…..positive and negative, which I embrace deeply; continuing to grow in mind body spirit….all in the name of love through knitting. Thanks be to God.

    I give thanks to you Julie, Carolyn Mabb St. Thomas’ Rochester, NY

    On Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 2:00 AM Contemplative Knitting wrote:

    > Julie Cicora posted: ” Thank you for reading and praying! Thank you for > journeying through Lent with Contemplative Knitting. Stay tuned to the blog > for upcoming events and more posts. As an Easter Gift, I have written the > pattern for the shawl. It has not been te” >

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you for all your posts and starting my wonderful journey into knitting… and I must say the first of many Lents during my life that I have been true to my intended practice for the 40 days! The days flew. Grateful for your teachings during this time. Warmly, Susan

    Sent from my iPhone

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