Amalia Shawl by Katherine Matthews

Amalia Shawl

July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
525 - 700 yards (480 - 640 m)
Blocked sizes - Small: Wingspan of 135 cm/53 inches by 25 cm/10 inches deep at mid-point; Large: Wingspan of 170 cm/67 inches by 30.5 cm/12 inches deep at mid-point
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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.

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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