This Too Shawl Pass

Project – Prayer Shawl (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Bamboo in 92244 Dill
Blogger – KristinR

The past few weeks have been difficult in our household.  We have gotten some difficult news about my daughter's health regarding her epilepsy.  During times like this I find that I turn to my hobbies for comfort and pour all of my emotion into what I'm doing.

I chose the Prayer Shawl pattern for my next project, with the idea that I would pour all of my love for my daughter and our hope for her future into my crocheting.  When I am finished, I will literally be able to wrap me up in hope for the future.

I wanted the shawl to be big enough to wrap myself and my daughter in, and to be in a yarn that feels good to her sensory-wise as well, since she is so sensitive.   The pattern called for Bernat Satin yarn.  While its a beautiful and soft yarn, I have been dying to work with Bernat Bamboo Natural Blends in Dill, and felt that it would be a good compliment to the ideas I had for my version.  It has a soft, silky feel to it, a nice heavy weight, and a beautiful drape.  Best of all, in keeping with gauge for the yarn, it would enlarge the shawl pattern without having to change any of the pattern directions.

I also like that this yarn is a good warm weather yarn, which I can wear year round here in Texas.  The color is perfect for welcoming in spring.

I am looking forward to seeing where this new project takes me, and finding out how the changes with yarn and gauge will affect the final look of the pattern.  Even more, I'm looking forward to proactively putting more hope into our lives through the creation of this prayer shawl.



Kristin, I hope making this shawl gives you lots of comfort and wearing it gives you much hope! Beautiful yarn - I can't wait to see the shawl. :) Jen

Bernat Bamboo really is a nice soft yarn - and easy to work. I crocheted with it, and the hook just slid into right places so easily. Just one comment, though - it requires hand washing - is your daughter up to that? Bernat Satin can be machine washed.

Gorgeous yarn! So soft and heavenly. Excellent choice for a prayer shawl. :)

Thank you so much everyone! Its a shawl mostly for me, but to wrap us both up in a hug. My daughter doesn't do the laundry and I don't anticipate it getting very dirty, so I think we'll be okay. :) Thank you for the heads up though!

Nothing heals like a good cuddle with mommy & her girl - what a great way to start off some happier memories with your little one. I'm looking forward to seeing this shawl take shape.