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Old 07-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Prayer shawl advice
A student of mine is being hospitalized for 10 weeks due to anorexia. :( I'd like to make her a prayer shawl, but I'm not sure what to make it with. I have some really lovely Malabrigo in my stash, but I don't want it to go through the hospital washer and dryer and become the world's nicest washrag. I also have plenty of cotton, and some nice Carons Simply Soft. There's also some lace weight in there, but I thought something heavier might be more useful. I know she gets cold very easily, only weighing 90 pounds.

I'm thinking just a simple triangle shawl with a lacy edging. Any advice or ideas?
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Use the SS, you can knit the Feather and Fan Comfort shawl at it looks good in one or several colors. Or the Simple shawl - doing a couple repeats of the F&F pattern on the last few inches of it.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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I would use the Simply Soft since it can be washed and dried with no problem.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:24 PM   #4
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Erica, it's so sweet of you to want to wrap some love around your student!

I'd go with the SS also, a hospital is no place for Malabrigo.

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