Carolina FiberFest 2020 Craft-Along

October 15, 2019

I am SUPER excited to announce that I am one of the designers for next year's Carolina FiberFest Craft-Along! And the pattern is officially live!!

 

You can check out both designs and download the patterns via the Carolina FiberFest website and there is also a Ravelry group with dedicated CAL threads!

Unexpectedly Angular can be crocheted using just one skein of your favorite fingering or sport weight yarn to create a simple yet dynamic cowl. This design embraces the natural lean of crochet stitches to create a fun and unique accessory with easy stitches, which makes it beginner friendly but also still interesting for more experienced crocheters. Easily adaptable for a wide variety of yarn weights and types as well as size preferences, this design is a highly versatile wardrobe staple! It can be worn right side up or upside down, buttoned, sewed closed, or fastened with a shawl pin. Add an additional skein or two of yarn and it becomes a full sized wrap!

 

My original prototype was made using one skein of Zauberball Crazy by Schoppel Wolle in Kleiner Fuchs (100g, 459 yds) Fingering Weight (1: Super Fine) Yarn, 75% Virgin Wool and 25% Nylon but it worked more like a sport weight than a fingering weight for me. The extra long color shifts in the yarn made for some really wonderful striping that really highlights the angularity. I'd love to try this design sometime with about three of these skeins to make a wrap! Other yarns that I think might work similarly (of varying weights, so you might want more than one skein!) include Red Heart Unforgettable, Lion Brand Scarfie, Caron Cakes, Urth Uneek, Knit Picks Chroma, and WEBS has an entire page dedicated to self-striping yarns with long color changes! Some of these look like they would also qualify as ombre or gradient yarns, which would also work beautifully with this design. Try Panorama Fiber Arts, or Wollelfe, or Freia Fibers, or Knit Picks Stroll Gradients, or whomever your favorite indie dyer may be! You can also check out the list of vendors at CFF - I know returning vendors would love to see you walk into their booth wearing one of the CAL designs! 

 

Here's a look at another sample I made, this one using Jimmy Sock from HauteKnitYarn in Who Drank the Tequila? You can see the modifications I made on my project page and you can shop more of Shellee's gorgeous hand-dyed yarn here! She'll be vending at the event, so be sure to stop by her booth to see the sample in person!

Be sure to check out all the pattern testers' FO pics in the Projects gallery on Ravelry - I can't wait to see how many different interpretations of this design are made during the CAL! You can read more about the inspiration behind this design here.

 

If you have any questions, be sure to pop into the Ravelry thread. I'll be checking in there at least once a day.

 

And if you share on social, be sure to tag me @crochetcetera or Greg @knittingdaddy if you're making the Tiger Owl Cowl! Officially approved hashtags include #cffcal2020 #tigerowlcowl #unexpectedlyangularcowl #carolinafiberfest2020

 

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