Posted by on Dec 19, 2008 in fiber | 3 comments

WIP Wednesday was missed because I was driving through the PNW snowstorm of 2008 to and from Seattle.

Squiggle Set

Pattern: Squiggle Hat by Chris Church Raveled Here
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Meino Worsted partial skein of Marine and Applewood
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Interchangeables US 8 (5.0mm) & US 9 (5.5mm)

Mods: The pattern is one size which is pretty stretchy but I had one tester adapt the pattern larger.

Facts to Remember: That my gauge changes while on vacation.  I had a bunch of problems getting this pattern to work for my testers because of my massive change from relaxed designer on vacation to at home stressed out designer.  I need to remember to NOT DESIGN ON VACATION or just finish small little projects while on vacation.

Things I love: I love the way the Squiggles cover your ears and don’t block your vision.  I also love the ability to play with 2 colors especially if you have small scraps of Malabrigo (or your favorite worsted weight yarn) at home.

Squiggle Cowl in action

Pattern: Squiggle Cowl by Chris Church Raveled Here
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in 1/2 skein of Applewood
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Interchangeable in US 8 (5.0mm)

Mods: Um well since was the originator of the design series, it was totally a mod.

Things to Remember: This was the pattern that was created on vacation so it was knit on smaller needles than the pattern calls for because I haven’t been able to get it to turn out the right size at home until I went up a needles size.

Things I love: Well this one is just pure genius to me.  The squiggles cup your chin on top and dip down into your coat to block that little draft created by the collar of your coat.  The 3-needle bind off at the back of the neck makes the pattern stand up so as to keep the draft away.

Squiggle Cowl explained