Black Rock City Shawl by Virginia Catherall

Black Rock City Shawl

September 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
960 - 1000 yards (878 - 914 m)
One size
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Every year on the Black Rock Desert Playa a festival of immense proportions takes place called Burning Man. With around 70,000 participants in the festival, a temporary city is created for one week called Black Rock City. It is arranged as a series of concentric streets in an arc around the Burning Man sculpture. Radial streets called Avenues extend from the sculpture out to the edges and are given a clock designation, for example, 6:00 or 6:15. Such precise city planning creates a beautiful symmetry that begs to be lifted off the playa and wrapped around you. This piece was created as an Artist-in-Residence at Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area.