When I heard that someone I know is making regular trips to the chemo clinic, I decided to make a warm, cozy prayer shawl for her. I asked for help in choosing the perfect pattern. In the end, after much deliberation, I knitted a wide wrap that has five distinct lace patterns worked across 400 stitches.
This shawl was not a quick knit, but it was an exercise in precision, careful counting and patience. My work was simply a reflection of the persistence and patience that all chemo patients need to persevere and win the cancer battle.
Sampler Shawl from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. Interweave Press, 2000.
SPA yarn from naturallycaron.com. 75% acrylic, 25% rayon from bamboo. 5 -6 balls (I lost count) in Misty Taupe.