Tundra Swan by Virginia Catherall

Tundra Swan

February 2017
Light Fingering ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
820 - 930 yards (750 - 850 m)
One size: 84” wide tip to tip, 25” tall at middle
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Tundra swans migrate through the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area in Utah twice each year. In the fall, about 40,000 swans fly through on their way to California where they spend the winter. Then in the spring, they fly back to the Arctic tundra. With a massive wingspan of up to six feet a wedge of Tundra Swans can dominate the skies during migration. A bevy of these birds create a graceful dance in the sky.

This design was featured in the 2017 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.