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).