TIDELANDS by Barbara Laumbacher


April 2014
Dibadu Funnies - Kidsilk Lace
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm

I love to spend my holidays at the German coasts of the sea. Contemplating the land between low tide and high tide I have always been fascinated by formations of the sand what are called ripple marks.
Especially at sunset the wavy structures appear really three-dimensional with their shadows and seem to follow hidden rules. They run parallel for a time then some unknown parameters change and the pattern becomes different but still periodical - following a subtle influence the viewer may recognize but not explain…
Of course geologists can very well explain how these structures develop, but wouldn’t that destroy the magic?

TIDELANDS is an asymmetric shawl that tries to mimic a pattern of ripple marks in the sand. The ripples are formed with small pleats. Don’t worry, a useful and simple method how they can be worked very easily without looking for stitches from subjacent rows will be explained in the pattern.
The shape of the shawl is built up with short rows and if desired little fringes can be added.
You will need one skein of dibadu’s Kidsilk Lace and two balls of a Noro color-gradient yarn with 120 – 135m per 50g.

Pattern and shawl will be first presented at the Leipziger Wolle-Fest 2014, 12.4. – 13.4.