More info from this book: Prayer Shawl Companion. So I have made two already and sent one out to a good friend in the US who lost her mother just before Christmas. Here are a couple of pictures:
I made this up in yarn I already had - a James Brett acrylic and made up the crochet edging
this one was made up again with yarn from my stash and there's a boy who seems to approve of it.
I'm on to shawl number 3 now which I am making for my mother in law as she struggles with her health and ever decreasing mobility. And one day I would love to start a prayer shawl group.... who knows....