Book Giveaway: The New Prayer Shawl Companion

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The New Prayer Shawl Companion: 35 knitted patterns to embrace, inspire & celebrate life

The New Prayer Shawl Companion: 35 knitted patterns to embrace, inspire & celebrate life

Photo: courtesy of Taunton Press

We are giving away one copy of our amazing book The New Prayer Shawl Companion by Janet Bristow and Victoria Cole-Galo (The Taunton Press, 2013). The book features 35 easy-to-follow prayer shawl patterns ranging from novice to experienced. The step-by-step instructions are complimented with full sized color images and diagrams. While picking the ideal pattern for the occasion, you can get into the lives of other crafters by reading their encouraging stories. You can also customize your shawls using special techniques and learn how to pick the perfect color to portray the right feeling! Some of the projects include the Simple Shawl, Recycled Sweater Shawl, Lacy Pink Shawl, Candle of Hope Shawl, Gentle Waves Shawl, and Two Sisters Shawl. 

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 P.M., March 14 and you could take home a copy of The New Prayer Shawl Companion. The winner will be chosen at random and announced via email the week of March 18th.

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Comments (54)

roomforapony1 writes: My mother knitted a prayer shal for me when I was pregnant with my first child. I have since learned enough knitting to knit one for my daughter as she waits for her first child. This book seems to be the answer to prayer. Thank you for having this giveaway.
Posted: 7:16 pm on March 8th
cmarchg writes: I have made one prayer shawl for my mother-in-law. I would love a book of patterns to make more.
Posted: 1:31 pm on March 13th
yarnaddicted writes: I would love a chance to win this lovely book, thanks!
Posted: 7:58 pm on March 12th
fromtheheart writes: I've found knitting prayer shawls to be a blessing to me as well as the recipient. In fact, as I work, sometimes I wonder if I it is a prayer/shawl for ME or the person who will receive it. Thanks!!
Posted: 10:36 am on March 11th
sewcat08 writes: I make prayer quilts and would love to have some patterns for prayer shawls so I have a take along project. Thanks for the opportunity
Posted: 10:42 pm on March 10th
DaisyM writes: We were talking about these at our church's ladies group. Most ladies did not know what they were. I would love to win this and be able to share this idea and perhaps make them for people in need.
Posted: 7:39 pm on March 10th
AnnRock writes: What an awesome book! My church has a prayer shawl ministry and I'd love to share these new ideas with them.
Posted: 6:44 pm on March 10th
shines5 writes: This would be a great project book for our church women's group helping women in shelters.
Posted: 8:41 pm on March 9th
kbrulc writes: Have very much enjoyed the original book. Would love to win this and share it with our church Prayer Shawl Guild. Thank you!
Posted: 5:53 pm on March 9th
Needlewithaneye writes: This is a very inspiring ministry.
Posted: 11:53 am on March 9th
MoscowMom writes: I've been making prayer shawls for years and know that they have a tremendous effect on the recipient. I've also received a prayer shawl from a friend and it's my favorite wrap.
Posted: 9:32 am on March 9th
JoanOH writes: This looks like a wonderful book and a great addition to my knitting books. Socks and shawls are my two favorite things to knit!
Posted: 9:14 am on March 9th
cecine writes: It would be wonderful to have this book. Thanks
Posted: 8:38 am on March 9th
pgemb20 writes: That would be great!
Posted: 8:26 am on March 9th
Fluteplayer7 writes: I knit prayer throughout the year for various people and for my church. I use this book's predecessor as my bible for patterns. I'm sure this book is equally wonderful. I would love to have a copy.
Posted: 8:21 am on March 9th
MegiJustBe writes: I was given a prayer shawl in the hospital after I was hit head on in a car crash. I gave mine away to a lady who also had cancer and would love to learn to mAke them. It meant a lot to me and I think it meant a lot to the lady I shard mine with
Posted: 10:58 pm on March 8th
quilter11 writes: I would like to win this book for sister Mary, the founder of the knit one, pray too prayer shawl ministery at good shepherd in brooklyn ny.. we have many requests for prayers and shawls.. thank you for this offer
Posted: 9:02 pm on March 8th
island_girl writes: An inspiring book to have for making and giving a shawl and a prayer to others in need.
Posted: 7:59 pm on March 8th
NGuy writes: Would love to add to my pattern library!
Posted: 7:41 pm on March 8th
honeybun31 writes: Pick me, Pick me! I've never won anything! Well, OK, I once won a turkey at a turkey raffle, but that was like 23 years ago, so.............Pick me!!
Posted: 7:17 pm on March 8th
jtz writes: I would love it too! Thanks for the offer - I hope I'm the lucky one this time.
Posted: 6:42 pm on March 8th
Ursi writes: One shawl pattern per day for a month and then some! What a wonderful thought as we are snowed in right now. Thank you for the chance to win.
Posted: 6:42 pm on March 8th
gmsale writes: Thank you for such a generous giveaway. The book looks like it has many projects that I might be able to use and make to bless others. Fingers crossed!
Posted: 6:22 pm on March 8th
susaneileen writes: This book looks to be just what I have been looking for. Full of ideas that I can create and give away!. Thank you for this offer.
Posted: 6:05 pm on March 8th
nexttripp writes: I have a bunch of wool sweaters for felting. This book may give me some great ideas.
Posted: 5:43 pm on March 8th
grami writes: This looks like a very helpful book and I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 4:50 pm on March 8th
teaandtalk writes: Jujst been knitting for a year and I'm hooked. Would really like to try knitting a shawl.

Posted: 4:40 pm on March 8th
user-985383 writes: Would so love this new edition - currently knitting one for a dear friend whose husband is terminal within the next few weeks. he is like a brother to me, so the process of healing is as much for me as for her.
Posted: 4:34 pm on March 8th
susaneff writes: I would love a copy of this book and know exactly who I'd knit the first shawl for!

Posted: 4:08 pm on March 8th
bozocat writes: What a lovely idea for a book! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 4:00 pm on March 8th
vabney writes: I would love a new book for such a wonderful purpose. Thanks for offering it.

Posted: 3:50 pm on March 8th
cookingsewer writes: I enjoy any charity knitting/ giving. The prayer shawl ministry is such a necessity and a blessing to those that receive them and also very comforting to those of us that knit them. Have used patterns in previous book.
Posted: 3:34 pm on March 8th
user-1112258 writes: This looks like a great book. It would be wonderful to get a copy. Thank you for the oppoortunity.
Posted: 3:29 pm on March 8th
tessvowels writes: I already left a comment, but then realized it's for "knitted" shawls!! Even better!!! Have a project this will work well for!
Posted: 3:21 pm on March 8th
tessvowels writes: I would love to win this crochet pattern book for Prayer Shawls... Would be a real blessing! :)
Posted: 3:19 pm on March 8th
user-1088709 writes: Just what I was looking for! My daughter (a beginning knitter) and I have been looking for something to do for a friend battling cancer .... perfect choice - in shades of pink!
Posted: 3:14 pm on March 8th
lovebunny writes: I've never made a prayer shawl but would dearly love to make
one or a dozen for myself and my daughters. I would find it a real blessing to own this book. Thanks for this opportunity.
Posted: 2:31 pm on March 8th
user-1137636 writes: We have a prayer shawl group at our church and I am knitting my first one!! I am so excited to join this ministry. Thank you.

Posted: 2:31 pm on March 8th
SueB54 writes: I am involved with a prayer shawl group that is making shawls for 2 local cancer centers - I am always looking for new patterns and ideas to share with the group.
Posted: 1:53 pm on March 8th
julrf writes: Lovely ideas. i appreciate the different levels of abilities represented.
Posted: 1:48 pm on March 8th
Karey writes: That looks like a fun book!!
Posted: 1:43 pm on March 8th
Mizmash writes: I have yet to make a shawl. This book would be a wonderful place to start. Thanks!
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 8th
ctdamsel writes: Taunton Press always selects the best books to publish.
Posted: 1:28 pm on March 8th
janer711 writes: I love to knit and crochet so I'm always looking for inspiration.

Posted: 1:25 pm on March 8th
cindyja writes: A new shawl for my daughter, expecting her second child, would be great. Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 12:31 pm on March 8th
pjonesr writes: This would be a great book to have! I love to knit shawls.
Posted: 12:09 pm on March 8th
Debbolib writes: Thank you for the giveaway chance. It would be nice to have some different prayer shawl ideas.
Posted: 12:07 pm on March 8th
RufusC writes: What a lovely idea, there are so many people who would be blessed by such a worth while book.
Thank you for the chance.
Posted: 12:00 pm on March 8th
sewold writes: This would be a great way to use up some of the odds and ends of yarn I have on hand. Our church women already make quilts for nursing homes, etc., and I could send a shawl with them.
Posted: 11:45 am on March 8th
nicemomma1123 writes: My mother was recently diagnosed with end stage liver cancer, and they don't think she has much time. The comfort of knitting a shawl in her favorite color would help bring both she and I peace. I hope to win the book and knit something beautiful for her.
Posted: 1:17 pm on March 4th
Bindy_dee writes: Looks like a wonderful book! I would love to enter the contest and be able to see what's in it! Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 1:35 pm on March 3rd
JCVF writes: I am a consistent meditator, and have built some basic knitted wraps to use in my practice. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to win such a book full of new patterns to try! Thank you for this offer!
Posted: 11:52 am on March 3rd
EstherP writes: I was blessed to be a contributor to a prior book in the series, and friend of a contributor to the crochet book. Gosh I'm so excited about yet another book by Janet and Victoria. (By the way, you have a typo in Victoria's name above.) I hope I get lucky enough to win a copy.
Posted: 10:31 am on March 2nd
celtictrek writes: I would love a new book of shawl patterns! Thank you so much for the offer.
Posted: 10:29 am on March 2nd
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