Archaeoastronomer by Christopher Salas


September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
one size
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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.

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

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.

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

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

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