Zigs and Zags

The Zigamorph pattern is one that incites comments regularly.  The Madeline Tosh Merino is soft and shiny, and the long strands of yarn that hang lusciously invite people to reach over and touch the squishy fiber.

My roommate, since the design was released, has asked me to knit her no less than 3 of these scarves.  One was a combined present for a friend from that friend’s family – and I hear she has gotten many compliments from it, although I have not seen the scarf on said friend yet.

The other two were knit in two weeks, back to back, to be ready for travel to Seattle with my roommate tomorrow.



The pattern is enchanting, and deceptively simple.  It works up quickly on size 10 needles.  The dropped stitches add inches in a single row.

However, two scarves in two weeks turned out to be a little mind numbing.  I was glad to have finally finished.  I blocked the two scarves yesterday and remembered that the magic is in the blocking.

The lines and the drape all resurfaced dramatically, and I have been swaying them and wrapping them and touching them ever since they were dry.  The darker is a single skein of Madeline Tosh Merino Chunky and the lighter is a Sweet Georgia color.  Both ball bands have been discarded somewhere or I would tell you the names of the color.  I love the subtleties in the skeines – the shifting of color and the hidden hues.  I love how the lines and dropped stitches bring out the variation.

Both scarves have been carefully folded and wrapped and await their travel to Seattle tomorrow.  I hope the recipients enjoy them!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Stacy
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 21:29:34

    The recipients will be lucky if said roommate doesn’t steal those delicious scarves for herself…


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