Amulet Shawl by Helen Stewart
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Amulet Shawl

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
640 - 800 yards (585 - 732 m)
Medium (Large)

Amulet is the second shawl in The Shawl Society.


Amulet was inspired by the mystical beauty of an ancient Egyptian carving of a powerful scarab beetle with wings outstretched to provide shelter and protection from harm. The elongated triangle shape of this shawl recalls the scarab’s wings, which are also echoed in the graphically striking rib section. The most important characteristic of any amulet is the power ascribed to it by its owner, and I have tried to infuse this design with some of that energy and intention. The sacred significance of handmade objects is something that every knitter knows. Made for yourself, it is an eloquent act of self-care. When knit for a loved one, it is a compelling symbol of comfort and love.

152cm (60”) diameter across top edge
51cm (20”) neck to bottom edge
178cm (70”) diameter across top edge
66cm (26”) neck to bottom edge

Correct bead counts for the large size are:
Row 131-47 beads
Row 139-49 beads
Row 149-51 beads

(count was out by one - only affects number of beads needed per row - directions are correct)