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Artist and designer, Alexandra Davidoff blends textures, colors, cultures and techniques to create unique pieces of wearable and decorative art. Her designs appear in Knitter’s magazine and she has a ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : AMETHYST

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • lace work
  • increasing stitches
  • decreasing stitches

Pattern Description:

For the month of August, I've designed AMETHYST shrug (my little pledge to come up with a shrug for each month of a year). The name is inspired by the beautiful color of the yarn, than I purchased some time ago. Also, I was designing this garment for my sister Anastasia (she is my model on those pictures), and Amethyst is her favorite stone.

So it all came together as a light, airy shrug, which is perfect for late summer nights. It takes very little space and weight next to nothing, so it is perfect to cary around in your bag, or on your shoulders.

The design is simple, but captivating and can go with a variety of styles of your main outfit. This is not a quick project to complete (it takes time to work 1125 - 1500 yards of yarn), but the pattern is easy to remember. Any fingering yarn would do, but I would recommend variegated ones, to add depth to already textured body.

This pattern contains 4 pages of written instructions. You can ALWAYS contact me with any question!

Happy Knitting!


24 sts and 32 rows = 4"(10 cm) over AMETHYST pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZE: S/M, M/L, XL (shown in S/M)
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 72"(80", 88") circumference


  • YARN: 3(4,4) skeins of Inca Sportlace Handpainted; 75% wool 25% polyamide; each 343 m/375 yds; 100g/3.52oz.
  • NEEDLES: 29"circular needle US 3(3.25 mm), US1(2.25mm) dpn, US1(2.25mm) 48" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS: tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1125 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Inca Sportlace Handpainted



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