Squiggle Wiggle What?! by Stephen West

Squiggle Wiggle What?!

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 1220 yards (1097 - 1116 m)
One Size. Length is customizable.
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This long scarf is super easy to knit in garter stitch with stockinette stitch stripes. Choose a color fade for your main color and lots of color pops for the accent stripes. The sample uses 5 colors from light to dark with a variety of mini skeins and leftover bits of wool, mohair, angora, and cotton for the thin stripes. Play with color and make it your own!

Size: One Size. Length is customizable

Finished Measurements: 8” / 20cm at the beginning, 16” / 41cm wide at the end, 112” / 285cm long. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Shown in: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
MC1 - Bramble
MC2 - Poppy
MC3 - Artifact

Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool
MC4 - Stay Ready

Woolfolk Sno
MC5 - 5 + 17, Dark Gray + Brown

The contrast colors are a variety of fingering weight wool, mohair, cotton, and angora yarns including…
Undercover Otter’s Toxie color
Hedgehog Fibres Highlighter, Kid You Not, Harajuku, Glacier, Fly, Pollen, Ink, Ferrum, & Jelly colors
Madelinetosh Neon Peach color

Mix your bases and yarn types for an eclectic textural mix of yarns.

MC: Main Color
CC: Contrast Color

Yardage: MC - approximately 1000yds / 914m total
MC1 - 230yds / 210m
MC2 - 290yds / 265m
MC3 - 270yds / 247m
MC4 - 160yds / 146m
MC5 - 50yds / 46m

Three 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn is enough to fade from light to dark for the MC, but you can use as many colors as you like for the MC fade. The sample used 5 MC neutrals fading from light to dark.

CC stripes - approximately 220yds / 201m total
Each 2-row or 4-row CC stripe uses a small amount of yarn.

Needles: US 4 / 3.5mm straight or circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Color Notes: Fade through your MC whenever you like while adding CC stripes randomly throughout the pattern. To get a color fade, start with your first MC until you are ready to stripe it with your second MC. Work 2 row stripes to fade your MC’s together until you want to work the next MC on its own.

The sample scarf faded through 5 MC’s like this…


MC1 striped with MC2 working 2 rows with each color.


MC2 striped with MC3 working 2 rows with each color.

SECTIONS 11 & 12

MC3 striped with MC4 working 2 rows with each color.

Continue repeating the last 4 rows of SECTION 13 using MC4 and then fade into the last MC5 shade until the scarf is the length you want.