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Nefer Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nefer Shawl
Nefer Shawl
Nefer Shawl
Nefer Shawl

Pattern Description:

Nefer - a 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 the ancient Egyptian language Nefer meant beauty and goodness. The term can also refer to the white crown of Upper Egypt.

The nefer hieroglyph was used to decorate necklaces of particularly beautiful women, both in actual necklaces and artwork.


18.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Smaller size: Wingspan: 52 in (132 cm) / Height: 15.5 in (40 cm)
  • Larger size: Wingspan: 58 in (147 cm) / Height: 17.5 in (44 cm)


  • Needles: US 21/2 - 3.0 mm or size needed to get gauge

Suggested yarn:

1040 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Linen Lace

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