Aquamarine PDF


Part of the Birthstone Shawl Collection

The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin words Aqua (water) and marina (the sea). It was believed that these gemstones would protect sailors and ensure a safe seafaring voyage. It was also recommended that Aquamarine be worn to promote calm, levelheaded temperments.

SHAPE: Scoop bottom / crescent

Center (garter stitch) is written only.
Border pattern is charted and written

The main body of this design is worked in garter stitch. The border is then knit on sideways. No seaming involved! There are two choices of border – a celtic cable and a traveling lace version. The cable version uses more yarn than the lace. If you’re low on yardage, but want a larger shawl the lace variation is a better choice.

The instructions are written for two sizes, a small shawlette and a larger full size shawl. The shawlette uses a single (400 yard) skein of fingering weight yarn. The larger size requires 2 skeins. Want the larger size, but don’t have enough yardage of a single color? Experiment with different combinations and use one color for the main body and another color for the border. Because the center is worked completely in garter stitch it would be appropriate for a variegated yarn paired with a solid for the border.

Remember that the listed gauge is given for garter stitch before blocking. The end size and gauge of your finished piece will largely be determined by your blocking style and the fiber content of your yarn.

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Suggested Yarn
2 (3) skeins Fiddle Knits, Polka [100% superwash merino; 400 yds; 100g; fingering weight]; Color: Aquamarine*
*Discontinued colorway

Gauge (pre-blocking)
20 sts & 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch
(44 stitch cable border = 6” wide unblocked)

US 5 / 3.75mm needles (32” circular or longer)
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Finished Size (pre-blocking)
43 (50)” wingspan x 12 (13)” center depth

Finished Size (post-blocking)
55 (62)” wingspan x 16 (17)” center depth

Tapestry needle for weaving ends


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