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Egyptian Gold Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Egyptian Gold Shawl
Egyptian Gold Shawl
Egyptian Gold Shawl
Egyptian Gold Shawl

Pattern Description:

Egyptian Gold Shawl knitting pattern by Anna Dalvi

* Please note: this is for the PDF single pattern edition from the book Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color, which is available in both print and PDF *

In ancient Egypt, gold was thought to be a divine and indestructible substance. It was used to make jewelry as well as to cover statues of gods, tombs, and furniture of the Pharaohs.

The skin of the gods was thought to be made of gold. This led to the Egyptians covering the sarcophagus of Pharaohs upon their deaths, and Tutankhamun even wore a solid gold funeral mask, as well as an Usekh collar or necklace. The Usekh was draped around the neck and supported by the shoulders.

The Egyptian Gold shawl is designed to look like an Usekh.


Gauge: 25 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Radius: Length: adjustable, shown as 36 in (91 cm) inner length / Width: 12 in (30 cm)


  • Needles: US 11/2 - 2.5 mm or size needed to get gauge

Suggested yarn:

875 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Glacier Ice Lace


Egyptian Gold