Hi all -
My husband has expressed a desire for me to create a Jewish prayer shawl, called a tallis. From a design standpoint, I’m finding it a huge challenge.
It should be lace, I think, without being too “lacy” for a man, and the dimensions are quite large. Judging by a google search, it will be around 48" X 68" (around the size he wears now). My husband needs enough to drape over his shoulders, hang down his back and pull over his head. He’s 5’4, thank God. :roflhard:
I’ve tried searching without much luck. Does anyone here have any thoughts on the matter? This is an example of a typical tallis:
He just thought it might be nice to pray in something made by me. I feel like it’s the Mission Impossible of knitting requests, by I’m completely intrigued by the challenge. I was thinking of using a really gorgeous lace weight or fingering weight alpaca or wool. Since it’s used everyday, it should be decently hardy, though he may just use it for the Sabbath.
Thanks so much,