Ajiro Scarf by Courtney Kelley

Ajiro Scarf

Sport (12 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern on larger needles, worked in rounds.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
795 yards (727 m)
About 6" (15 cm) wide and 55" (139.5 cm) long, after blocking.
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This scarf was inspired by a picture in Handschuhe, a vintage knitting book from Germany by Eva Maria Leszner. The basketweave pattern is reminiscent of fishing nets, so I chose blue and natural colors to accentuate the ideas of sea and shore. The Japanese word ajiro describes a herringbone pat-tern in basketry, which seems fitting for a country known for its long fishing traditions and bold graphic representations of natural elements. This scarf is knitted in the round, which sim-plifies the Fair Isle patterning (no wrong-side rows) and cre-ates an insulating double layer of fabric. This scarf will keep you warm even on the coldest windswept shore.