Quietude - Shawl Pattern PDF
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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 use 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.
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