Indian Paintbrush Hap by Virginia Catherall

Indian Paintbrush Hap

September 2015
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
770 - 800 yards (704 - 732 m)
one size
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In the spring and summer the Black Rock Desert in Nevada is dotted with brilliant Indian paintbrush wildflowers. This native plant has bright red bracts that are often confused for their flowers, which are small and inconspicuous. When walking the desert, you feel surrounded by the spiky red plants as if you are wrapped in paintbrushes. This shawl uses a traditional Shetland half hap construction and wraps you in the color and shape of Indian paintbrush. This piece was created as an Artist-in-Residence at Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area.