Amphitrite by Melinda Measor


November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
Approximately 84 [124]” / 214 [315] cm across the wingspan, 20 [37]” / 51[94] cm deep, after blocking. Both pattern samples are shown in the small size.
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Amphitrite, the wife of Poseidon, was the Greek goddess of the sea. She was chosen by Poseidon, among her 50-100 sisters, to be his bride. Amphitrite has refused Poseidon’s proposal and fled to Atlas - only to be found and returned to him to be his bride. As with most Greek mythology, the patriarchy runs amok. With the effervescent lace that looks like bubbles rising in the water, I couldn’t resist honoring her namesake with this generously sized one-to-two skein wonder.

This triangular-shaped shawl is worked along the bias, starting at one corner and slowly increasing 3 stitches every 4 rows, giving it that luscious shape.

Worked flat, Amphitrite contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!


Small (Large)

Approximately 84 (124)” / 214 (315) cm across the wingspan, 20 (37)” / 51 (94) cm deep, after blocking. Both pattern samples are shown in the small size.

US7 (4.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle, progress keeper or locking stitch marker (optional)

398 888 yds / 364 812 m fingering weight yarn

Light sample:
Lofty Loops Yarns – Lofty MCN
80% SW Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon
400 yds (365 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Robin’s Nest

Dark sample:
Small Fish Yarns – Sock
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
420 yds (383 m) / 4oz (115 g)
Color: Random Attraction

18 stitches by 25 rows in garter = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.

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This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.