Red Wind Scarf

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150 years ago, hundreds of barometers were placed around the coastline of the UK for the weather to be observed and reported. This system set the foundations for the MET Office. Only two of these barometers remain.

One is on Orkney in the town of Stromness. This barometer was still in use until 2005. Every day the weather was observed and a cone system was used to alert seafarers of the direction of the wind. 

This scarf is created from the wind patterns for the first year the weather was left unread. 2006. Each grid represents a different day and the direction of weather is noted using the same cone design that was implemented on shore. The upward facing triangle indicates wind from the north, the downward from the south and the cone warns of wind coming from all directions. The thickness nods to the wind strength. 

If the grid is blank, the day was still. Given the relative number of calm days during the summer (July - September) these months were skipped. The break in the year is referenced by the change in colour where the paler section takes over for the winter months.


100% Lambswool Scarf 24cm x 200cm
Super geelong mulesing free wool. Made in Yorkshire 
Machine knitted and hand finished. Made in Dundee
100% Recycled Paper Box. Made in Lancashire


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