ENSO by Gudrun Kelp
Working with ITO yarns is pure joy for me. Talking of a design idea, I aimed to incorporate typical Japanese elements. The initial idea of the red half circles, appearing mirrored on the two ends of the wrap was skipped while knitting. I made up my mind finding the idea of two halves creating a full red circle when worn intriguing.
Therefore, the name ENSŌ, the Japanese Zen Symbol for circle or circle of togetherness.
180 cm / 71 in x 43 cm / 17 in
ITO Kosho held double
4 x ITO Kosho (90% wool, 10% cashmere; 50g ~ 175m / 191yds), #920 Top Gray
4 x ITO Kosho (90% wool, 10% cashmere; 50g ~ 175m / 191yds), #921 Charcoal
1 x ITO Kosho (90% wool, 10% cashmere; 50g ~ 175m / 191yds), #902 Vermillion
Needles & Notions
ITO No. 7 号 (4,5 mm / US 7) circular needles, 60 or 80 cm long
ITO stitch markers, stitch holders & darning needles
23 sts x 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch after washing and blocking