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Amalia Shawl

Purl Diving's Ravelry Store
July 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (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
This pattern is available for $7.95 USD
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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.

Printed copies of the pattern are available for purchase at:

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

Starting February 6 and continuing until February 24 - a day after closing ceremonies - I will donate 50% of each sale of any of my patterns to http://egale.ca/ , an organization that does good work on behalf of LGBTQ people. I was inspired to do this by my friend Lynne Sosnowski (etcgirl here on Rav), who has written beautifully of her beliefs. I hope Lynne’s thoughts will inspire others to support not only the athletes, but everyone who works hard to be faster, to fly higher, to be stronger, no matter what their endeavor, no matter who they are, no matter who they love.