Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jason's rune hat

The traditional knit argyle shape also forms the 33rd rune of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark. Called "Gar,"which stands for all and none of the other runes, is sometimes called the "spear of Odin," and sometimes associated with the tree of the world, Yggdrasil. I created this hat at the request of my friend Jason, who knows a lot more about the runes than I do, and who claims to feel empowered by wearing the 33rd rune of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark on his head. On the knitting side, this was a fun experiment in using intarsia in the round, which really made a mess of loose ends on the inside but turned out nicely on the front.

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