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Squoffle

Knitting
November 2009
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Squoffle is a short buttoned scarf, made with a single skein of bulky/chunky weight yarn. Though it is a very easy pattern every sixth row makes a departure from the established garter stitch to add a row of interest with knitted eyelets, some of which are later utilised as button holes (an additional boon to those who do not enjoy making buttonholes, of course!)

This scarf lays completely flat with no curling, so whether you choose to block your finished piece or not is a matter of personal choice, not necessity.

The name Squoffle comes courtesy of my other half, who phoned me whilst I was travelling to say he had picked up something special for tea. As he poured through descriptions of gorgeous starters and a sumptuous main course and what wine we might enjoy, I of course only had ears for what was to be for dessert. Looking at the packaging, he said over the phone in a confused voice ‘Squoffle?’ A Small tear in the cardboard had partially obscured the ‘o’ of ’soufflé’, and so the word squoffle was born.

I like to think of the squoffle as meaning a ’squishy waffle’ and with it’s frothy texture and grid of eyelets, it’s a name that seemed to suit this little scarf quite well.

Further details are available on Eskimimi Knits