curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
curious handmade - stillness MKAL - yarn kits
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We love the Curious Handmade MKALs and we have had so much fun dreaming up shade combinations to compliment Helen's gorgeous design for this year's shawl...

You can purchase the pattern here

Inspired by still life paintings, the #stillnessMKAL promises to be enchanting and to encourage us all to take a moment, stop, and really look. To find the tones and shades in a flower petal, the shadows and reflections in the handle of the jug holding the stems, to notice the way the light picks out the dust in the air. And to pick up our needles and create something special...

Choose between two yarn bases and three colour options inspired by our imagined still life compositions...

Rig | Sock is our lovely high-twist merino (80%) nylon (20%) sock yarn. The twist is perfect for showing off lace stitches, and it blocks beautifully.

Lythe | fingering/4ply is a luxurious blend of merino (60%), silk (20%), and yak (20%) and has a gorgeous pale grey colour naturally, so pale shades are nuanced and heathered and deep shades have extra depth and warmth. It has a lovely soft drape and a beautiful sheen.

Kit 1: Lupin stems arranged in an antique pewter jug. A warm, zingy coral with rose gold tones and soft apricot highlights. We've teamed this with a cool silver grey, and a warm mid-grey touched with lavender and bronze. We can picture dust motes floating in the air as we sketch this with oil pastels... 

Kit 2: A Murano glass bowl overflowing with perfectly ripe cherries sits on a vintage tea tray. This is a rich tonal combination of plum, cherry, and bronzed mulberry, teamed with the coolest aqua, and a muted sea-green with a retro vibe. This calls for acrylics and an eye for detail...

 Kit 3: Fading lavender and lilac blooms reflected in a wooden framed mirror. I love the combination of warm, woody browns with vibrant lavender. Pale pink, kissed with mauve, completes the set. An old oak dressing table with a silvered mirror is strewn with lavender flowers and lilac stems. Watercolours capture the subtle tones in the soft morning light...