Ever become obsessed with a fabric you’ve created with your yarn and needles and want to use it with absolutely everything? That’s the rabbit hole I fell down while participating in another round of the Artesanitarium Design Challenge. For this round of the challenge, our prompt was to combine two design features - After a vote with the rhyFlower test team, we decided to go forth with texture and colorwork. This was going to be a challenge for me indeed! Colorwork is not one of my stronger skills, but I agreed to go with whatever the team had chosen, so the ball was in their court! - I fell so in love with the colors and textures of Hip to be Square that I couldn’t stop knitting it and went from a cowl design to adding in a hat and mittens too.
Worked in the round, Hip to be Square consists of written directions, charts, & detailed instructions for the techniques used.
Skill Level Easy
Materials List • US4 (3.5 mm) 24” (64 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • Color A: 334 yds (306 m) fingering weight • Color B: 7 yds (6.5 m) fingering weight • Color C: 7 yds (6.5 m) fingering weight • Color D: 7 yds (6.5 m) fingering weight • Color E: 7 yds (6.5 m) fingering weight • Color F: 7 yds (6.5 m) fingering weight
Suggested Yarn Log House Cottage – Squishy Sock 8-ply 80% Merino 20% Nylon 420 yds/115 g Color A: Before Midnight – Full Spectrum Color B, C, D, E, & F: Mini skeins from 2017 Log House Cottage Advent Calendar
Gauge 26 Stitches by 32 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US4 (3.5 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size information Approximately 18” (46 cm) circumference, 18” (46 cm) in length after blocking, without the neckline folded.