I designed this scarf as a Christmas gift for my boss, who is a ceramics artist. It’s inspired by some of his most recent works which are big chunky sculptures inspired by themes of of antiquity and archeology. He creates great big thick slabs of clay, textured to look like weathered stone, and stands them up with brightly-colored legs. (I’m describing it poorly, they’re actually really cool.)
This scarf is my interpretation of his sculptures, but in wool. It’s a big, chunky scarf that’s manly enough for guys to actually wear, but is technically challenging enough to keep a knitter’s attention. The scarf is knit shortways, on great big needles with bulky yarn, so you only have 16 stitches per row, which will get you screaming along in no time! The background is textured in seed stitch, which will keep the scarf lying flat. Intarsia is used to work the bright red 2×2 cable running up the middle of the scarf. Finishing is minimal, and the final project is sure to please.