Amethyst PDF


Amethyst is part of the Birthstone Shawl Collection

Amethyst, a form of quartz crystal, is the traditional birthstone for the month of February. It’s name is derived from the Greek word “amethustos,” meaning “not drunken.” Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that amethyst could prevent intoxication and thus would don amethyst jewelry and use amethyst drinking vessels for protection.

The Amethyst shawl worked from the top down. Increases are placed at the edges of every row and spaced evenly across the center to create a semi-circular edge. The upper wingspan is blocked into a horseshoe curve to help keep the shawl securely on the shoulders.

The shawl in the photographs has been bound off using a beaded k2tog stretchy bind off. This uses 334 size 6 seed beads. If you prefer not to use beads simply end using your favorite stretchy bind off method. Remember that the listed gauge is given for stockinette before blocking.

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Suggested Yarn
1 skein Fiddle Knits, Polka
[100% superwash merino; 400 yds; 100g; fingering weight]; Color: Amethyst

Finished Size (pre-blocking)
56” wingspan x 15” center depth

Finished Size (post-blocking)
63” wingspan x 20” center depth

Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Locking stitch markers
Small crochet hook to fit through beads (optional)
334 size 6 seed beads (optional)

Gauge (pre-blocking)
26 sts & 34 rows = 4” in stockinette

US 4 / 3.5mm needles (32” circular or longer)
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

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