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Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Archaeoastronomer Shawl Kit - Scarf and Shawls


Taken from: Renegade Knitwear "Archaeoastronomer" - 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.

  • Designer: Christopher Salas
  • Size 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle; circular needle (80 cm/32" long) (or size needed to obtain gauge) are required but not included.
  • Notions required but not included: 5 stitch markers and a tapestry needle.
  • Finished Measurements: 178 cm/70"; Depth: 79 cm/31".
  • Gauge: 20 sts and 35 rows = 10 cm/4" in St st after blocking.
  • Yarn shown is Bouncy Merino by Martin's Lab. We do not currently carry this yarn, but Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light is a great substitute.

difficulty in balls of yarn (Difficulty: 2 out of 3)
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