Aejej by Ranée Mueller


August 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, knit flat and blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
380 - 420 yards (347 - 384 m)
One Size
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Aejej is a Moroccan desert whirlwind so vicious that the fellahin (peasants or farmers, derived from the Arabic word for ploughman or tiller) are said to defend themselves against it with knives. You can defend yourself in the wind much more stylishly with this scarf. Knit in two pieces and grafted together at the neck, the design uses simple stripes and stranded knitting, representing both the desert sun and the whirlwind, transitioning between circular and flat knitting to double the fabric in some sections for extra warmth.

Materials: approximately 215 yards / 200 meters of Aran weight “singles” yarn in Main Color (MC)

205 yards / 190 meters in Contrast Color (CC)

Finished Measurements: approximate width of 6 inches / 15 cm

approximate length of 64 inches / 163 cm (without tassels)

Skills Required: Casting on provisionally, chart reading, knitting in the round, knitting stitches together from two needles with a third needle, increasing and decreasing, grafting live stitches, making tassels.