Ametrine by Paula Pereira


December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1200 yards (1006 - 1097 m)
one size
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Hi Ravelry knitters!
Can you imagine how excited I became when I met Kimberly Golynskiy and her new project “Around the world in 80 skeins”?
As a crafter, I’m amazed by the friendships and connections made online, among people from all over the world. There’s no more such a thing as loneliness when we think about how many knitters, crocheters, seamstress etc etc, we can find online to share ideas. More than that, through social media, we can participate on their creative process’, families, daily setbacks and happiness, delicious snacks and meals and the most beautiful yarns and notions that we all love to have! Particularly, Im a big believer that the more positive thoughts and actions we share, the better it will be for the the whole planet. It’s a privilege to be part of worldwide group of people that loves the art of knitting. Through “Around the world in 80 skeins”, Kimberly is going further. Now we will be able to know even more about knitters from all over the world. I’m immensely happy to be part of this and ready to travel all over the world with so many talented knitters. Thank you, Kimberly. To celebrate this sweet journey, I developed a mini collection, inspired by the idea of physically travel to so many countries! Which pieces are key for this adventure? I just can think about layers, comfort and practicality in gorgeous colors! I would like to present to you: Amalie, an open front cardigan that can be also used upside-down, with lots of ease but a feminine touch to enhance the waist, Ametrine, a wide shawl, that fully embrace your body, keeping you warm and free to move, and Amity, a versatile cowl, designed to snugly fit your neck and shoulders. The mini collection “Ready to go around the world - basic and comfy pieces for adventurous knitters that love travelling”, have fun constructions and different representation of lines, such as colorful stripes and lots of ribbing with a little twist to create shapes and textures. Do you remember the math concept: the smallest distance between two points are a straight line? There we go… Are you ready to join us to go around the world in 80 skeins”?

6 colors of fingering or sock yarn
color A (115 yds / 106 m)
color B (158 yds / 145 m)
color C (200 yds / 183 m)
color D (158 yds / 145 m)
color E (148 yds / 136 m)
color F (315 yds / 288 m)

Sample shown in:

color A = Road to China Light color Riverstone (65% Baby Alpaca, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel, 15% Silk – 50 g / 159 yds) - one skein
color B = Road to China Light color Feldspar - one skein
color C = Canopy Fingering color Camu Camu (50%
Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Viscose Bamboo – 50 knitted fabric, you can work with your chosen yarn
g / 200 yds) - one skein
color D = Road to China Light color Moonstone - one skein
color E = Road to China Light color Carnelian - one skein
color F = Road to China Light color Smoky Quartz - two skeins

Wingspan: 69”/ 175 cm
Height at the center back: 17”/ 43 cm

24 stitches and 40 rows in 4”X4” in garter stitch
You don’t need to be too precise about gauge, as when knitting a garment. As long as you like the knitted fabric, you can work with your chosen yarn and needles size. If your gauge is looser, you might need a little more yardage for each color, and your shawl may be bigger. If your gauge is tighter, you will probably use less than the indicated yardage, and your shawl may be smaller.

Ametrine is a top down half moon shaped shawl. From the point of view of who is knitting, the left side is slightly bigger than the right. On the right side we will create two stylized wings, one worked before the other. The shawl’s main body and the two wings have different stripes patterns. The idea was playing with six harmonic (and gorgeous) colors, creating an elongated and asymmetrical shawl that can be dressed as a shawl, scarf or wrap, or in any other way that you’re into it! Just wrap yourself comfortably with some beautiful colors!
My criteria to pick these colors was: four earthy and gradient (Riverstone, Feldspar, Moonstone, and Smoky Quartz) and two warm colors (Camu Camu and Carnelian).
At the end of this pattern, there’s a table with the number of stitches per rows of Ametrine. You will also find there the number of stitches in each side of the shawl per row.