Squiggle lace has not worked for me in the past. I love it in the photographs--it looks so delicate and textured. Then I knit it up, and mine looks like seaweed caught up in a poorly made fishing net.
When I saw the lush, thick, undulating chocolate brown of the yarn from Homestead farm, I knew I had to give it another try. It’s spring, after all, and I wasn’t willing to relegate this wool to a thick winter cowl. I wanted to give it some chance to hang out with a lighter texture.
Normally, squiggle lace utilizes a single, non-turning row of thicker yarn intersperced with several rows of a much thinner yarn.I wasn’t happy with the results of a single row, so I used two rows (up and back, as it were). This means I ended up with more of a ridge than a squiggle, but I liked it that way.
As I thicken the piece with more rows, I think the space between the thick brown ridges will lengthen. Blocking will do the same. The only thing I don’t know is how the piece will lengthen out once I get it off the needles.
I’ll just have to wait and see.