Fissure by Joanne Seiff


July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One size: Approximately 60" (155cm) long by 12"(30cm) in width.
low vision format available
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1. a long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.
synonyms: opening, crevice, crack, cleft, breach, crevasse, chasm

Ever thought of how life goes along, with all its texture, until something breaks? A fissure can be an illness, a career challenge, a relationship break-up…something that disrupts life’s texture. Fissure is a rectangular wrap to express that kind of disruption…but in knitting form. This design features Cecila Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting, a 3 stitch, textured repeat, until a Stockinette stitch, scalene triangle splits it apart.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point font and photo captions, for those who need large print.

Yarn choice:
Choose natural fibers such as yak, cashmere, silk, linen, hemp, or ramie to create a wrap that drapes without elasticity. (For elasticity, go with wool)

Fissure, like life, is flexible: adjust the yarn type and weight and gauge by choosing a needle two sizes larger than called for and create a design all your own. With approximately 400 yards (366 meters) of DK weight yarn and size 8 (5mm) needles, the shawl measures approximately 60” (155cm) long by 12”(30cm) in width.

Notions Required:
Tape measure
Row Counter
Tapestry needle
Blocking pins, if desired