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 contains written directions as well as charts. Hip to be Square is worked from the cuff up, features a western gusset and is finished with a symmetrical top.
The pattern is written for the magic loop; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Skill Level Easy
Materials List • US2 (2.75 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Stitch holder (or scrap yarn) • 2 Stitch markers • Color A: 176 yds (161 m) fingering weight • Color B: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight • Color C: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight • Color D: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight • Color E: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight • Color F: 8 yds (7.3 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 30 Stitches by 36 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US2 (2.75 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size information 8.5” (21.5 cm) hand circumference, 10” (25.4 cm) hand length.