Redwood Scarf by Virginia Catherall

Redwood Scarf

June 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in Brioche rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
480 - 500 yards (439 - 457 m)
One size: 60” long x 7.5” wide.
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California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Growing mainly in Northern California, redwood trees are the largest and tallest trees in the world. They can live thousands of years but are endangered from logging, air pollution, and habitat loss. The tallest living tree is a redwood named Hyperion that lives in Northern California; its location kept a secret to help protect it. The redwood’s beautiful orange-red bark changes and shifts in the varying light creating an enigmatically strong yet fragile

The Identitatum Arborum collection of knitting patterns was created in conjunction with an art installation made for the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Massachusetts in summer 2016 for the Natural Threads exhibition. In that art installation I explored the idea of identity using trees as a metaphor.

This design and sample piece was shown in the Design Arts Utah 2016 exhibition in the fall 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT.