Walk your Way
Walk Your Way is my tribute to the extraordinary primatologist, Dian Fossey (born 6th of January 1932 in San Francisco, California; found dead on 27th of December 1985 at the Karisoke Research Center, Rwanda), who devoted her life to the study and preservation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. She is often best known for the book and film, Gorillas in the Mist.
Knit in delicate shades of turquoise and gray that evoke the swirling jungle mist, this shawl combines lush leaf lace panels with garter and eyelet stripes that resemble lined paper in a notebook. The combined effect pays homage both to Dian’s intimate connection to the jungle, and the meticulous notes she took as part of her scientific study. As I designed this shawl, I pictured her bent over her notebook, recording the day’s observations while surrounded by the scents and sounds of the jungle.
Yarn: Wollmeise Blend