Amasei Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
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Amasei Shawl

August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st with 1 strand of linen and 1 strand of fine merino held together
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 yards (1052 m)
Finished size - approx. 70" length and 23" width (blocked)
This pattern is available for free.

AMASEI 亜麻製 (jap.) - flaxen

This fun rectangular shawl is a beginner knitting project for someone who wants to learn how to knit lace. The combination of fingering linen and cobweb merino yarns together create wonderful drapey accessory yet it’s cosy and comfortable. Perfect for chilly summer evenings as a wrap and it’s easy to bundle up in colder weather.

Skill Level

Finished size
Approx. 70” length and 23” width (blocked)

Yarn A:
Habu Textiles XS-21 Linen (100% linen), (763 yds/698 m per 100g/3.5 oz), 2 skeins
Habu Textiles XS-55 Linen (100% linen), (370 yds/339 m per 48g/1.7 oz), 4 skeins

Yarn B:
Habu Textiles N-75 Fine Merino (100% wool), (747 yds/683 m per 28g/1oz), 2 skeins

NOTE: Yarns A and B are worked together throughout in the sample shawl, but if desired you can omit Yarn B and work with a single strand of Yarn A only.

US 5 (3.75 mm)
OR use size needle to obtain gauge

Markers (optional)
Tapestry needle

20 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in St st with 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B held together