My dear online friend Robin Ulrich of Robin Ulrich Studio has just released a gorgeous new shawl design called Amethiste. I love the simple elegance of this top-down triangular design and look forward to knitting my very own this year.
For those of you who enjoy shawl knitting, Robin has provided both written and charted instructions, as well as a link to a short video on how to create a garter stitch tab. This pattern also includes instructions for two sizes, a shawlette and a shawl. When finished and blocked, the shawlette will measure approximately 22″ deep and 56″ wide, and the shawl will measure approximately 28″ deep and 76″ wide.
For this project you will need:
- 1 skein of fingering weight yarn for the shawlette size and 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn for the shawl size
- Circular knitting needles in size US 6 ( 4.0 mm) and size US 7 (4.5 mm)
- Stitch Markers
Amethiste is a fun and fast project to knit as well as being a versatile shawl to wear, with the wide triangle shape easily draping over the shoulders or around the neck in a variety of stylish ways. Knit from the top down in a choice of two sizes, this design showcases just one or two skeins of special fingering weight yarn. ~ Robin Ulrich
Until next time, happy knitting and crafting!