Persimmon came about because I wanted to design a long circle scarf that was simple, but not boring to make. A little design on the edge, just enough, and then knit-knit-knit. I started with the tilting border — not only do I love tilting things, but in this case it was the perfect way to begin a loop. The plain edge rolls or doesn’t, depending on how you like it. After I’d finished, and worn it around for a while, I decided to make a small Persimmon in a different yarn weight. It’s also simple, and uses just a bit of yarn.
The long version of Persimmon was made with madelinetosh tosh merino light in the color “Magnolia.” I love how golden-orange it is, without being really orange. It wraps twice to keep you warm, or just once to dress you up a bit.
The short, or regular cowl version was made with an incredible yarn from Spirit Trail Fiberworks called Holda — a blend of lambswool, cashmere, and angora — in the color “Chipotle.” This small Persimmon is suitable for men and women. It scrunches up nicely, drapes comfortably, and is perfect under a jacket.
Persimmon is modeled by Rebecca Speckenbach. You last saw her much younger feet wearing the original Hedgerows.
So there you have it — another something I’ve been up to lately!