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The Baptism Stole Patterns are Here! | Print |
Thursday, 26 June 2008 16:45

The Baptism Stole Patterns are Here!

Teulon United Church has graciously sent us the patterns and the permission to publish for the Baptism Stoles that are used in worship at their congregation and at ours.

The people of Teulon United have sent us their words of introduction (which we have adapted) and both the original and a revised pattern are available on this web page!

Follow the Read More link, bring out the knitting needles and have some fun!

 

  

Words of Introduction

Through Baptism we become members of the Christian Church, and the congregation welcomes new members into the family of faith.  Parents promise to bring up their children in Christian faith.  Members of the Church also promise to help the parents in teaching and guiding the child in the Christian life.

Baptism symbolizes the new life God gives us through Jesus.  Clothing with a white garment is a Biblical symbol of the entrance into new life with Christ.  In earlier centuries, the newly baptized were often clothed in a white robe.  The colour white symbolized purity and joy and is also symbolic of “putting on Christ”.

To remind you of your baptism, Transcona Memorial United Church would like to present each child baptized with a white stole as a symbol of the new life God gives through Jesus.

“You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed with the life of Christ”……..(Gal. 3:27)

BAPTISMAL STOLE


White or white with silvery thread looks best.
2 – 3 ¼ mm or #11 Canadian size needles and
4 ply baby yarn

Cast on 30 stitches.

Knit 14 rows garter stitch.

Row 15 – knit 12, purl 6, knit 12.

Next row – knit to end of row.

Repeat these 2 rows for total of 18 rows.

Next row – knit 6, purl 18, knit 6.

Next row – knit.

Repeat last 2 rows to total of 8 rows.

Next row – knit 12, purl 6, knit 12.

Next row – knit.

Repeat last 2 rows to total of 10 rows.

Continue until work measures 20 – 24 inches from top of cross, ending with knit row.

Knit 12, purl 6, knit 12 > x 10 rows.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 6, purl 18, knit 6 > x 8 rows.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 12, purl 6, knit 12 > x 18 rows.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 14 rows garter stitch.

Cast off – attach fringe to each end.

REVISED BAPTISMAL STOLE


Use white baby wool or light weight white yarn.
Size 10 or 11 needles (3.25 or 3 mm) (10 is better).
Takes 1 whole ball of baby wool.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 4 stitches – knit 1 row.
Next row increase 1 in first and last stitches.
Next row knit.
Increase 1 in first and last stitches.
Next row knit.
Continue increasing every other row, until 28 stitches on needle.
Next row knit 11, purl 6, knit 11.
Next row knit.
Repeat these 2 rows for a total of 18 rows (9 ridges).
Next row knit 5, purl 18, knit 5 – knit 1 row
Repeat to a total of 8 rows (4 ridges).
Next row knit 11,purl 6,knit 11 – knit 1 row      

Repeat last 2 rows x 5 – i.e. 5 ridges.
Continue to knit rows until work measures approx. 20” or more from top of cross.
Next row knit 11, purl 6, knit 11 (be sure this row puts the purl stitches on same side as 1st one).
Reverse the pattern to end of cross.
Knit 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch each end of needle – knit 1 row.
Continue to 4 stitches – Cast off – Make 2 tassels and fasten.