Moder Dy by Kate Davies
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Moder Dy

Knitting
May 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2286 yards (2090 m)
One size
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Moder Dy
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.

Yarn
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

Size
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
Waste yarn
Stitch markers

Gauge
14 sts and 30 rows to 10cm / 4in over garter st worked back and forth, after blocking.

Special techniques
Garter stitch grafting