I started knitting this while watching “Oliver Twist” on Masterpiece Theater….and named it after my favorite character in the novel-movie Bill Sykes. (played in this version by the impeccable Tom Hardy) Sykes is a dark, seedy fellow but not without his moments. He’s very much a product of his circumstances. He is also very charismatic and not without heart. (or, maybe that’s just how Hardy played him…no comment) Likewise this scarf is dark with complex looking twisting paths and a jagged, broken rib edge. It’s a unisex design not so boring you want to jab your eyes out while knitting it. Don’t worry…I won’t peach about all the boring scarves you’ve frogged in the past! The wrong side of this scarf lays very flat and it is easily folded.