Kyōshū Scrunchie

郷愁 (Kyōshū)
Nostalgia /näˈstaljə/

1. a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

2. something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia.

I love knitting, I love neon, and I love retro inspired clothing–and I have a lot of hair. It was only natural to combine all of the above into the perfect throwback accessory. Enter the Kyōshū Scrunchie.

Knit scrunchie in hair

Each scrunchie uses only a few ounces of yarn, so it’s the perfect project to use up your loose ends. If you use a full skein, you should be able to make at least 10, depending on the material you use. This is a beginner project and can be worked quickly while watching television or reading.

This pattern was created with soft acrylic yarn, which adds the extra benefit of a strong, slip-resistant grip on your hair. For me personally, it doesn’t need to be adjusted during the day in my naturally wavy hair, even when flat-ironed. You may choose to use another fiber type in the same gauge which should create similar results.

If you knit your own Kyōshū Scrunchie, we’d love to see your work. Tag us on Instagram with #KyoshuScrunchie @rakugaki.knitwear.

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