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Wether they are called: "Prayer Shawls", "Comfort Shawls", "Peace Shawls" or "Mantles" just to name a few; the knitter begins each shawl with prayers and blessings for the recipient. Shawl making instructions are provided for knit or crochet.
Know someone who is going through a rough time, and want to send them a gift of condolences, make a prayer shawl! You don't pray? No problem! Kathryn Vercillo shares some practices for the nonreligious who'd like to make a prayer shawl.