What we today call the coffee break originated in Stoughton, WI in the late 19th century with the wives of Norwegian immigrants. The stripes (or color breaks) of this scarf represent the breaks from work normally associated with the term coffee break. And the unevenness of the stripes represents the difference in the way coffee breaks are taken from company to company and office to office. Unroasted coffee beans are green in color, which was the inspiration for the yarn chosen for some of the stripes. Who knew knitting could teach us so many fun facts?
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