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First Footing

Knitting
January 2011
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
728 yards (666 m)
18" wide by 28" long (56" circumference)
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There’s a tradition in Scotland known as “first-footing”, in which the first person to cross a home’s threshold brings the residents good luck for the coming year. My stepfather’s family took his father’s scottish tradition of first-footing and married it with his mother’s Scandinavian tradition of Glögg, which is a mulled wine spiked with a heavy dose of Akvavit. A cup of which is guaranteed to warm every first-footer’s toes after their journey across your threshold.

The First Footing Infinity Scarf was inspired by the mixing of these two traditions that have become part of our own family’s holidays each and every year. The wool keeps you nice and warm in the winter cold, the leaves remind you that spring is on the way, and the cables mimic the swirls of steam rising from your cup of Glögg, which is quite frankly, the most delicious way to warm you toes and put a lovely blush on your cheeks all through the winter.