Quietude by Jane Vanselous


June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in Double Crochet
3.5 mm (E)
3.75 mm (F)
885 - 895 yards (809 - 818 m)
One Size
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Color Block Chart 1 adjusted at Row 6. Charts enlarged for readability.

Wording for Color Block 1 on p. 7 added for clarity.

Dividing Block Pattern 2 Updated

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15” x 70” (38 x 178 cm), customizable


Expression Fiber Arts Vellum Fingering Yarn

Shown in colors : (A) Gust, (B) Meandering, (C) Featherwind, (D) Cooled, (E) Distant Melody

If those colors aren’t available, any from this category will work.

The sample used 887 yards total: A) 187 yds, B) 181 yds, C) 175 yds, D) 179 yds, E) 165 yds.


US size E/4 (3.5 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm), or any size to obtain gauge

Any size that is appropriate for the yarn selected. Refer to the tag/label for the recommended sizes.


Adventurous Beginner - For those crocheters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Stitches include: Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and Double Crochet Cluster.

Notes From the Designer:

When life seems difficult, I find great solace in working with my hands. It’s comforting to be able to sit by myself and do something that I enjoy, while also creating something beautiful.

This is just the sort of project that I turn to. The stitches are not difficult to work and the repeats are short and easy to remember, without becoming boring. Each color block is relatively short, providing easily attainable goals. Combining those aspects of the design with a yarn that is luxuriously soft makes this shawl a pleasure to crochet.

Designed by Jane Vanselous

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The width may be adjusted by adding or subtracting multiples of 12 to the initial fsc.

Length may be adjusted by varying the repeats of R5-R6 in each block of colors B and C, and/or by substituting Dividing Block 2 for Dividing Block 1.

Any adjustments will affect the amount of yarn required.

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“Not only a truer knowledge, but a greater power comes to one in the quietude and silence of a mind that, instead of bubbling on the surface, can go to its own depths and listen.” - Sri Aurobindo