How many yards of yarn do I need for a pocket shawl?

This really depends on the yardage in your skein, but on average you will need 4-5 skeins (3.5oz) of yarn for a crochet pocket shawl. This is between 1000-1500 yards of yarn for an adult pocket shawl.

How long should a pocket shawl be?

The ideal size of a pocket shawl is to be the same as your wingspan or the length from fingertip to fingertip. This shawl is designed to match my wingspan which is 63 inches. Luckily it is really easy to adjust this shawl pattern. You just need to increase or decrease the starting chain in multiples of two.

How much yarn is needed for a virus shawl?

Suggested length of yarn – at least 500m. My favourite Virus Shawl so far used 800m. Use at least the hook size suggested on the label of the yarn you are using. You may achieve better draping results by going up a hook size bigger than the one suggested but this is not critical.

How many skeins of yarn do you need to crochet a prayer shawl?

Finished size of shawl should be between 26″- 30″ wide x 60″ in length (not including fringe). This may take 2 1/2 – 3 skeins of chunky (bulky) yarn. (170 g net weight, 166.5 m each) Or, you may use double strands of seven 6-oz skeins sport weight yarn using size 10 1/2 needles.

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How big should a shawl be?

Shawls are typically in 30 to 45 inches wide to 70 to 85 inches long.

Why is it called the virus shawl?

This type of pattern might have been wildly popular with non-English crochet speakers and gone “viral”. So, when it was first translated into an English pattern it was called a “virus” blanket due to its popularity. Rumors around this attribute it to Romanian and Russian crochet designers.

Can a woman wear a prayer shawl?

Women are not supposed to wear religious items such as prayer shawls at the Western Wall — or at least that’s how the rabbi in charge interprets it, and police enforce his decision.

Can I make my own prayer shawl?

You Can Make a Prayer Shawl for Yourself



We’ve talked a lot about making a knit or crochet prayer shawl for others. However, you can heal yourself through craft as well. If you’re going through a tough time, making your own prayer shawl is a great way to practice self-love, self-compassion and gentleness with yourself.

How many chains do you need for a shawl?

If you want your scarf to be 5 inches wide, then that would be 20 chains. For a thinner yarn, it might be 1/8 inch wide per chain, so you’d want to double that to 40 chains. If it’s a really chunky yarn, you could probably do 10-12 chains.

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