What the item is: modern day scarf (I decided this wasn’t a total cheat as later on we will be doing a challenge that is adapting historical pieces for modern wear….I told you I was stretching this one a bit!)
The Challenge: Poetry in Motion
The poem: Fog 1916
THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Fabric: acrylic wool
Pattern: cats paw stitch which I believe is a Shetland Island stitch. Shetland knitting has been around for hundreds of years but I could not find a reference for how old this particular stitch might be.
Notions: knitting needles
How historically accurate is it? It isn’t intended to be historical so 0%
Hours to complete: @15
First worn: not yet. Will probably be donated to charity
Total cost: 0. Wool was given to me.