Knitted Wit - Dinosaur National MonumentRegular price$35.00
Knitted Wit yarns are hand dyed in Portland, Oregon. We recommend hand washing to extend the life of your project. Always use cold water! Lay flat to dry.
- Manufacturer: Knitted Wit
- Collection: National Park
- Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
- Weight: Fingering
- Needles: US 2-4
- Yards: 420
- Gauge: 24-32 sts = 4"
- Color: Dinosaur National Monument
Where is it located?
The southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers
Whose land does it reside upon?
The Fremont people lived and roamed through this land starting about a thousand years ago, and left both petroglyphs and pictographic evidence. Their descendants live in this area today. They moved through the area, following flora and fauna through the seasons.
When was it established?
October 4, 1915
About this park:
Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visibly embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert, and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures.
Fremont designs include both petroglyphs (patterns chipped or carved into the rock) and pictographs (patterns painted on the rock). Pictographs are relatively rare here, perhaps because they are more easily weathered. Some petroglyphs show traces of pigment, possibly indicating that many designs originally included both carved and painted areas. Many sandstone cliffs darkened with desert varnish, a naturally formed stain of iron and manganese oxides, provided an ideal canvas for carving petroglyphs.
For our inspiration, we used this image of the pictographs found in the Deluge Shelter.
For more information:
NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm