Amalia is a crescent shaped shoulder shawl with a lace border adapted from the Portuguese Edging in A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker.
A wider edging with the lace worked on both sides combines with garter stitch short rows in a shoulder shawl designed to unleash the inner fadista* in any adventurous intermediate knitter.
Amalia can be made in two sizes, and the pattern includes both written and charted instructions along with a schematic for blocking to finished size.
Kits for Amalia, including a printed copy of the pattern, are available for purchase at Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario.
Printed copies of the pattern are available for purchase at:
- The Needle Emporium in Ancaster, Ontario
- The Purple Purl in Toronto, Ontario
- Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario
Please contact the shop to confirm the pattern is in stock.
The pattern is available for purchase as a downloadable PDF from Patternfish or Ravelry.
* a female singer of fado, the musical genre from Portugal. Amalia is named after the woman known as the “Queen of Fado”, Amália Rodrigues.
Notes updated Oct 31, 2010