In traditional Zen gardens, dry elements such as sand are raked to replicate ripples in water in environments where there is none – creating rivers, waterfalls, and seas out of dust. Bringing the essence of nature to the built landscape, they are thought to aid in meditation. Times of crisis call for anything that encourages thoughtfulness. They also call for the comfort of extremely soft knits. The ribs in this dense red 100% extrafine Merino cardigan mirror the suggestive lines of the Zen garden – an imitation of an imitation, when you think about it – so you can take your meditative environment with you.