Pattern #2014_01
"ASKAI" Knit Infinity Loop Scarf
by Ruth Marshall
based on "Askai" the Snow Leopard
inhabitant of Central Park Zoo, NYC.

Askai infinity loop scarf: one loop
In 2014, I studied and knit Asakai's full pelt. On a cool evening, Askai wraps his tail around to keep warm. His tail markings were so extraordinarily luscious! I thought: Why can't we also keep the chill away with this light, quick tail knit?

This pattern is knit lengthwise, with ends grafted together with in an invisible seam. 

Askai infinity loop scarf: two loops
Size: The pattern is for one loop (34" x 4 " / 86cm x 10cm.) Two loops possible by repeat of the chart. (64" x 4"  / 162cm x 10cm.) Relaxed width 2" (5cm).

Skill level: Intermediate, basic knitting & experience with multiple yarn or color knitting.

Materials needed: Size 8 (5mm) needles. Suggested yarn - Lion Brand Wool Ease, one ball each of 3 colors will make multiple scarfs.

Downloadable PDF chart pattern 
with information flyer:

 PRICE: $10.00

A percentage of the proceeds will go towards conservation efforts for snow leopards.


Activist Knitting Kit as seen HERE!
by Ruth Marshall
a full kit including pattern and yarn
to knit two Leadbeater's Possum pelts 
an activist effort of R. Marshall with
The Knitting Nannas of Toolangi

Leadbeater's Possums are endangered in the State of Victoria, Australia - with their remaining habitats currently under extreme duress / danger by logging initiatives.

The Nannas are very interested in collecting as many knitted possums to use for public events. This kit comes with what you need to knit a Leadbeater for yourself and one for us if you choose to help efforts to save this iconic species in Australia!

Size: When stretched on stick frame possum measures 14.5" x 6" (36.8cm x 15cm).

Kit includes: Yarn for 2 possums, 3 leaflets - chart, instructions, Leadbeater's Possum information. Label for postage for return of one knit pelt, 2 cotton wool balls for head stuffing. Sticks not included. Yarn supplied by Knit Picks.

Skill level: Intermediate, multiple strand knitting & knowledge of increasing & decreasing stitches.

Materials needed: Size 1 (2.25mm) needles.

Leadbeater's Activist Knitting Kit 

PRICE: For a limited time $20 only!

Note: Australians, please purchase HERE.

A percentage of the proceeds will go towards the Friends of Leadbeater's Possum or the Knitting Nannas of Toolangi.  

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  1. Do you have your leopard or tiger knit patterns for sale yet?

  2. Dear Ruth, first of all, I want to say that your idea of knitting pelts is great and they are so detailed! It will be a challenge to knitters, which, I am sure they will enjoy ))) This leads me to the second point - when will you have bigger cats' patterns in your store?

  3. no tiger patterns or big cat patterns for sale as yet!

  4. If I did sell the pelt patterns how much would you expect to pay? I'm curious to find out!

  5. Quick question - are the pelt materials made from animal wool or is all the material cotton? Thanks!

  6. I would love to buy an ocelot kit! I assume the cost would be the same for a nice cotton sweater kit. Perhaps between $50-$120?


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