I loved the colour combo of Seaspray and Serenity and wanted to create a pattern specially for them.
I cast on an asymmetric scarf, still not knowing how I was going to combine the yarns. Then we left for our yearly trip to France to visit our family over there. 6 hours on the ferry was rather a long time, and I had obviously taken my project with me. As we approached the coast of Normandy, I began experimenting with different stitches combining the 2 colours. By the time the ferry had pulled into the harbour, I had found the perfect solution. As we drove South through Normandy, the final construction and design came to fruition.
Calva Dorsa, meaning bare backs, is a reference to two sparsely vegetated rocks off the shore of Normandy, which gave their name to the department of Calvados. It also happens to be part of the best flax-growing area in the world (from Caen in Normandy, stretching along the coastal regions through Belgium to Amsterdam).
The pattern is available for purchase here on the website: Calva Dorsa. It is FREE with a coupon code if you purchase any 2 hanks of Sport/4-ply linen yarn to make it.
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