Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier


Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
574 yards (525 m)
about 170 cm / 68 inches tip to tip; 35 cm / 14 inches at widest point
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I thought that surely it must be possible to create something that functions as a shawl or scarf without following one of the traditional shapes, but instead is created through the use of ‘building blocks’ that are contiguous and seamlessly joined. I am super pleased with what a wearable and versatile accessory it turned out to be!

The multiple changes in knitting direction of this piece are akin to the maneuvering required when sailing into the wind, or windward.

It can be worn equally well by men or women, wrapped and draped an infinite number of ways, and can be made from a variety of yarns. That said, I think handpainted yarns probably best showcase the difference in texture between the various sections. Malabrigo Sock is incredibly soft against the skin and has just the perfect amount of drape.