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7 Pairs Of Socks And A Shawl

It’s midway through 2017 and this is where I am. I have pair# 8 and 9 on the needles and I started another shawl. The Reyna shawl is a free pattern and easy to memorize. All you need is one hank of sock yarn for a perfectly sized shawl. Enjoy!

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Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl

This is one of the most beautiful prayer shawls I have seen. Although the name of this blog is Nyknits, crochet is my first love. My mother taught my two sisters and I to crochet as children. I remember watching in awe as she made beautiful doilies with the thinnest thread and a shiny, tiny metal hook. 

Every now and again, I get the urge to crochet. This is especially so when I’m working on a trying knit project. Like this first sweater project I’m working on. 

I was browsing through Ravelry, looking for a shawl to make with my leftover Lionbrand shawl in a bawl yarn. I’m familiar with the Prayer shawl ministry, but had never seen this butterfly stitch before. The pattern is by NJSharon and Debiadams on Ravelry. I added the pattern to my library and started working on it yesterday evening. 

I’m using Lionbrand’s shawl in a ball and a size I/9 (5.50mm) hook. Visit the http://www.prayershawlministry.com website to learn about prayer shawls and to find free patterns, both knit and crochet. 

There is a very thorough YouTube tutorial on the butterfly stitch that I found extremely helpful. It’s done by Joan Elisha https://youtu.be/ObrHl8fCFWU

This is the link to the free pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-stitch-prayer-shawl

The next three photos are from the ravelry page of NJSharon and Debiadams.