Stillness Shawl

Curious Handmade
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The Stillness Shawl was originally released as an MKAL in 5 parts, this listing is for the complete pattern.

NOTE: this listing is for a PDF knitting pattern, not a knitted sample. 

Even when it feels as if life is at a standstill, there is endless beauty to be found, and countless lessons to be learned. One of the most beautiful ways to immerse yourself in this truth is to spend a little time looking at still-life paintings. Over the centuries artists have turned their eyes and brushes to tumbling bouquets of flowers and heaped platters of fruit and game. Baskets and bowls, vegetables and old boots, candlesticks and unstrung lutes. Tables filled with ordinary, everyday inanimate objects. Anything, in fact, that will hold perfectly still.

Still-life has another name: the “study.” And that’s what it is: a chance to study your world in exquisite detail. Enter into the stillness. Slow down, take your time. Observe. Learn. It’s an opportunity to go deep. As knitters, we know something about this. When you lose yourself in making, your world shrinks to what’s right in front of you, and that can be a gift. Tiny things take on gorgeous significance. The mundane is transformed into something precious. Something to treasure.

The Stillness Shawl is a semi-circular half-pi shawl. It was designed for three colours but would also look beautiful in two or even one. It reflects the contemporary romantic style Curious Handmade shawls are known for. Stretches of relaxing, satisfying texture and touches of easy to memorise lace: while it looks intricate and impressive, there is nothing too tricky. The pattern is approachable for adventurous beginners but interesting enough to delight veteran shawl knitters.


Skein Yarn Silk Road

60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 20% yak; 366m/400yds per 100g skein,

3 x 100g skeins.

Colour A: 1 skein Atomic (Red)

Colour B: 1 skein Blush (Light brown)

Colour C: 1 skein Chocolate (Dark brown)


300g of fingering weight yarn totalling approximately 1098m/1200yds

Sample used:

Colour A: 85g (311m/340yds)

Colour B: 70g (256m/280yds)

Colour C: 65g (238m/260yds)


4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)


18 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Finished Measurements

152cm (60”) diameter across top edge

76cm (30”) neck to bottom edge

  • A PDF knitting pattern for the The Stillness Shawl

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    2.78 MB
  • Length
    16 pages
  • File Size
    2.78 MB
  • PDF Length
    16 Pages
  • A PDF knitting pattern for the The Stillness Shawl
  • Size2.78 MB
  • Length16 pages
  • File Size2.78 MB
  • PDF Length16 Pages
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