1. a long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.
synonyms: opening, crevice, crack, cleft, breach, crevasse, chasm
Ever thought of how life goes along, with all its texture, until something breaks? A fissure can be an illness, a career challenge, a relationship break-up…something that disrupts life’s texture. Fissure is a rectangular wrap to express that kind of disruption…but in knitting form. This design features Cecila Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting, a 3 stitch, textured repeat, until a Stockinette stitch, scalene triangle splits it apart.
Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point font and photo captions, for those who need large print.
Choose natural fibers such as yak, cashmere, silk, linen, hemp, or ramie to create a wrap that drapes without elasticity. (For elasticity, go with wool)
Fissure, like life, is flexible: adjust the yarn type and weight and gauge by choosing a needle two sizes larger than called for and create a design all your own. With approximately 400 yards (366 meters) of DK weight yarn and size 8 (5mm) needles, the shawl measures approximately 60” (155cm) long by 12”(30cm) in width.
Blocking pins, if desired