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.
Featuring lace, eyelets, and optional beading (for a little extra magic), the Amulet shawl pattern offers two sizes, medium and large. With plenty of intriguing details to keep you interested, this is an exciting knit that is also well within the reach of courageous new shawl knitters. It can be knit in one, two, or even more colours, making it an excellent project for stash busting.
Seven Sisters Arts Matrika [80% superwash merino, 20% silk, 365m/400yds per 100g skein]. 2 x 100g skeins.
Main Colour: Damselfly, Contrast Colour: Nickel.
Or approximately 160g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling 585m/640yds.
If knitting the medium in two colours you will need approx. 80g of each colour.
MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light [100% Merino, 384m/420yds per 100g skein]. 2 x 100g skeins.
Colour: Sand Dune.
Or approximately 200g of fingering yarn totaling 768m/840yds.
If knitting the large in two colours you will need one whole 100g skein of each colour.
Or Size to obtain gauge.
1 Stitch marker.
If using beads (optional)
US Steel Size 12/1.0mm Crochet hook (or hook small enough to fit through holes in beads).
Approx. 480 beads / 40g size 6 seed beads (beads used in sample are Miyuki beads).
Approx. 600 beads / 50g size 6 seed beads.