Pickleweed by Virginia Catherall


August 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 660 yards (549 - 604 m)
One size
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Pickleweed is abundant in the liminal edges of Great Salt Lake. Around the most saline part of the salt marshes, pickleweed thrives by expelling salt from its cells to outer leaf tissue. As the days grow shorter and cooler this leaf tissue begins to change to a brilliant red color contrasting and mixing with the green pickled stems.

This design was featured in the 2019 Alfred Lambourne Prize exhibition by Friends of Great Salt Lake. Friends of Great Salt Lake is a Utah non-profit that works to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the Lake through education, research, advocacy, and the arts.