This pattern started almost a month ago when my friend Amin wanted a “circular scarf.”
“What kind of scarf?” I’d asked.
“Ruby pink and make the knitting go sideways.”
Sounded good to me. I bugged him with loads more questions about dimensions and fibre, and sketched out some concept. I scoured the net and some local shops for the right colour – finally landing on Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Rouge. Even though my concept was fairly simple, somehow I ended up spending almost as much time finding the gauge I wanted as actually making it! I do like the result though: simple, sophisticated, and very wearable. Best of all, Amin thinks so, too.
He kindly agreed to model it for me. Because it’s a tube grafted to itself the fabric is twice as thick, with a pocket for air, making it very warm. As winter is just around the corner, that’s exactly what we need.