“Adamas” in Greek means indomitable or untamable. This name was given to diamonds because of their ability to scratch anything, while not being scratched themselves. The diamond motif in this shawl was adapted from the pattern for a bread cloth in Sophia Caulfeild’s Dictionary of Needlework, first published in 1882.
This shawl is worked from the neck down, using yarn overs on each end of each right side row to shape the
“wings” and paired yarn overs in the center of each right side row (separated by a center stitch) to shape
the point down the spine. These 4 increased stitches are added every right side row, making each row
successively longer than the last, so that what started with 5 stitches cast on, ends with hundreds.
Yarn: 700-800 yards of laceweight yarn. Sample is shown in KnitPicks Shadow in the Lost Lake colorway
Needles: 3.75mm (US 5) 24” or 30” circular
Gauge: 4.5 sts and 6 rows per inch square after blocking
Finished Size: 72” across the top and 36” from neck to point with instructions given to make it larger or smaller.
Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, slipping stitches, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso.
Pattern includes charts and text translations of charts.