Having grown up in the countryside, I enjoy the quiet stillness of nature. Whenever I find myself in a new place, I like to take a walk and immerse myself in the surroundings, enjoying the fresh air and birdsong and taking in the beautiful scenery that nature has to offer.
Quietude is a shawl for those contemplative walks. Shaped with three panels, stockinette side panels highlight a centre of diamond lace which grows like a mountain coming into view on the horizon. A single bead at the bottom of each lace motif accentuates the border colour, like shiny pebbles dotted along the path. A classic ribbed border in a contrasting yarn adds a clear road to the end of your shawl. A solid colour for the body of the shawl is best, but the border can stand up to variegated yarns.
The border uses 1.75oz / 50g or 218yds / 200m of yarn. If you start a full skein for this section, you can keep hold of the remainder as there will be a Quitetude cowl coming very soon, which has been designed to use the rest of your skein.
The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted prior to publication.
Stitches Used – Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, sl2tog-k1-psso, k2tog, ssk, yo
Sizes – One size
Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 70” (178cm) wingspan and 21” (53cm) in depth once blocked
• Yarn A: 437yd / 400m, 3.5 oz / 100g, 4-ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, Steni Vala - 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Snow colour (1 skein)
• Yarn B: 218yd / 200m, 1.75 oz / 50g, 4-ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, Steni Vala - 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Emerald colour (1 skein)
• 153 x size 6 (4mm) beads
• A 0.75mm crochet hook
• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
• 2 stitch markers (optional: 18 contrasting markers for the lace repeats)
• Pins for blocking
23 stitches and 32 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
Kits are presented in organza bags, you can add a needle if you wish and they make great gifts too!