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Archaeoastronomer Kit

€123,00

A kit to make Archaeoastronomer - a knitted shawl by Christopher Salas using Martin's Lab Bouncy Merino (3 skeins).

Each kit includes:

- 3 skeins of Bouncy Merino in colors: Silver Lining, Algae and Wheat (1 skein each),

-  a printed copy of "Stillness" book curated by Martin's Lab containing the instructions for the cowl and 10 more designs by various designers.

- Martin's Lab printed cotton project bag,

and one sachet of no rinse wool wash.

The pattern is inside the Stillness book.

From Ravelry pattern page:

I remember in school learning about Mayan civilization. One of the most fascinating points I learned was how such a primitive culture was so capable at astronomy. The view of the sun, planets, and stars was how they based many aspects of their life. This brilliance is found, not only in the Mayans, but all over the world, spanning countless cultures. Today, many minds come together to study more of how people of the past used astronomy in their lives. The study is known as ‘Archaeoastronomy’.
This shawl encompasses many elements inspired from the subject. The body uses texture and star stitch to evoke the night sky, and a mosaic border represents the many cultures below it, always learning the mystery of the sky.

Size
One
Wingspan: 178 cm/70”; Depth: 79 cm/31”.

Yarn
1 skein each in 3 colors of Bouncy Merino by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash merino; 365m/399y per 100g). Shown in colorway Silver Lining, CC1; Algae, CC2; Wheat, CC3.

Needles
3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle; circular needle (80 cm/32” long).

Other
Stitch markers – 5 total, including 1 distinguishable from others to mark center.

Gauge
20 sts and 35 rows = 10 cm/4” in St st after blocking.
The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

The single pattern PDF will be available in Dec 2017. The whole “Stillness” collection is available only in print at martinslab.com.