Fissure by Simone Kereit


October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1030 - 1170 yards (942 - 1070 m)
one, 67 ” / 170 cm wingspan, and approx. 16½” / 42 cm center depth
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Fissure is about change. Letting change happen and making change happen. Change that takes place in nature and in our lives everyday. In nature change often is seasonal and cyclical and ever repeating in a never ending dance. Fissure can be the dry earth cracking open in the hot summer sun, or concrete giving way to roots pushing up from below the sidewalk. the change of spring sprouting to the surface, or the change of cracks when something has been stagnant and there too long.
Looking at the word, it evokes some mixed feelings, a disconnect perhaps, a break in our relationship with nature, a weakened area. But a weakened are can be a good thing, if it breaks you free from an unjust place. And in this way it can be a reminder that something is shifting, stirring, and change will happen, needs to happen and perhaps we need to help it along.
Where ever in your life or the world you may want to move and shake things, and have real change happen, I hope this shawl can be a reminder to you, that even the smallest crack can point the way for major shifts!

Fissure is a crescent shaped shawl, and uses 3 colors in subtle contrasts, and a slip stitch and slip stitch ‘pseudo’ cable pattern. I call it that, because you can easily manipulate these stitches without ever using a cable needle. (I didn’t use one for the entire shawl even though the pattern calls for one).

Anzula Luxury Fibers Gerty (100 % American Targhee;
390 yards / 356 m per 4 oz / 114g skein)
1 skein
shown in Herb (A), Gravity (B) and Victoria (C)
or Fingering weight yarn, approx. 310 yds (A),330 yds
(B), 390 yds(C) / 285 m (A), 305 m (B), 355 m (C)

US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 40” / 100 cm min to
hold large number of stitches

22 st and 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

67 ” / 170 cm wingspan, and approx. 16½” / 42 cm
center depth

Cable needle
Tapestry Needle

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