The Moder Dy (mother wave) is the name given to an ancient form of Shetland maritime navigation. By following the motion of the water which produced the “mother wave”, experienced haaf fishermen were able to find their way to land without additional aid of light or compass. This large hap is constructed in the borders-in Shetland fashion, and contains many echoes of the sea in its auld shell border and wave lace edging. It can be used variously as wrap, blanket or bedspread.
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120 yds per 50g skein)
A Haar; 9 x 50g skeins
B Ptarmigan; 2 x 50g skeins
C Hedder; 2 x 50g skeins
D Yaffle; 2 x 50g skeins
E Furze; 2 x 50g skeins
F Between Weathers; 2 x 50g skeins
178-183cm / 70-72in square
Needles and notions
1 set 5.5mm (UK 5 / US 9) circular needles, 150cm / 60in long
3 sets shorter 5.5mm (UK 5 / US 9) circular needles
14 sts and 30 rows to 10cm / 4in over garter st worked back and forth, after blocking.
Garter stitch grafting
This pattern is currently only available as part of The Book of Haps