I know, fictional Cadfael resided at Shrewsbury Abbey, but I couldn't resist the header.
These guys are currently on display in a Knitted Monk exhibition at Tewkesbury Abbey (Gloucester, UK). More information is available here.
What's best, there is a free knitting pattern, which can be accessed here.. I'm sure donations are very welcome. :-).
|Knitted Monk Exhibition at Tewkesbury Abbey|
So, now there are really no excuses not to knit your very own Cadfael...or even a whole monastery...