Designer Feature

Independent Designer Feature: Scorpion Bowl by Thea Colman

Last summer, while we were at Squam, we had the opportunity to hang out a bit with Thea Colman, the hilarious designer behind Baby Cocktails. At the marketplace she picked up a skein of Canopy Worsted in tanager, a bright, tropical blue. 

After some brainstorming with Courtney (We’re always up to talk shop, especially when delicious drinks are involved), the idea for the Tiki Collection was born!

From Thea:
“It was this yarn, in this color that made me think tropical beach.

And once I started thinking Scorpion Bowl, the hat idea dictated the whole Tiki concept. I wanted to play with depth and texture, mix in vibrant colors and happy details — take the lushness and the color of Polynesia and bringing it to winter accessories, right?

So, Scorpion Bowl features this gorgeous tealy blue shade – worked up into a distinct, deeply textured lace edging and crown detail – with a happy pom, and a stretch of lovely stockinette.”

• Yarn: 1 skein of Fibre Company Canopy, (50/30/20% baby alpaca/merino/viscose, 200 yds per skein)  Shown in Tanager.
• Needles: US#6/4.5mm 16” circular needle, or size to get gauge. DPNs for crown shaping.  
• Notions: Darning needle, stitch holder, pom pom maker or cardboard 
• Size: Depth: 8.25” Width: 19” in stockinette, 17.25 in twisted rib.  Rib stretches when worn.    
• Gauge: 5.5 sts/7  rnds” per 1” in twisted rib, 5 sts/7 rnds per 1” in stockinette. Each lace repeat opens up to just under 2.25” wide. Based on final blocked fabric.

Scorpion Bowl is available as a part of the full Tiki Collecion on Ravelry here, or individually here. – KGO

All images © Thea Colman

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