ASKAI infinity Loop Scarf designed by Ruth Marshall
Based on “Askai” the male snow leopard, inhabitant of Central Park Zoo, New York City.
In 2014 I transcribed Askai’s pelt into a life size hand knitted textile. On a cool day Askai can be seen wrapping his tail around himself to keep warm. His tail markings are so luscious I thought, “Why can’t we humans also keep the chill away with knit version of his tail?” Knitted lengthwise the ends are grafted together to form an infinity loop with an invisible seam.
Skill level: Intermediate, experience with color knitting.
Size: For one loop, (34″ x 4″ / 86cm x 10cm.) Repeat chart for two loops, (64″ x 4″ / 162cm x 10cm.) Relaxed curled width, (2″ / 5cm.)
Materials needed: Size 8 (5mm) needles. Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease, one ball each of three colors will create multiple scarfs.
Downloadable PDF pattern chart and information flyer. Price = $10
KNOT IMPOSSUMBLE An activist knitting kit by Ruth Marshall
With a donated percentage of your purchase you will actively be helping conservation efforts for the Leadbeater’s Possum. This critically endangered species only lives in Victoria, Australia where their habitat is under threat by logging.
Skill level: Intermediate, experience with color knitting, increasing & decreasing stitches.
Size: When lashed to a stick frame the possum from head to tail is (6″ x 14.5″ / 36.8cm x 15cm.)
Materials needed: Size 1 (2.25mm) needles. four small sticks.
Knitting kit with yarn to knit 2 x possums, pattern chart, 2 x information flyers, cotton balls for stuffing head, artwork label. Price = $20
If you are in Australia – order HERE
Vanished into Stitches by Ruth Marshall
I designed my own little book in 2012. You can see a preview HERE
A portfolio of artwork featuring Ocelots & Tigers 2009 – 2012. Price = $10.