Join the thousands of knitters and crocheters of all faiths who are creating handmade shawls for people in need. Whatever your faith and wherever you live, your handiwork will be a gift of comfort, hope, and peace. Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. What started as a grass-roots movement has quickly grown into an international cause, with countless numbers of shawls being given to grateful recipients around the globe. Easy instructions for 8 shawls: 4 to knit, 4 to crochet. Prayers and ideas for shawl ministries, plus letters of love and stories of healing. Information on color symbolism, with Lion Brand Homespun yarn colors that reflect birthstone colors.