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Mighzal is inspired by two spindle whorls: the first, seen on an auction website, was identified as a whorl bearing Arabic script in a Kufic style. On close inspection, my middling Arabic skills couldn’t pick out a readable word. However, in Norway, archaeologists discovered whorls with readable words scratched into them: “Gunnhildr made the spindle whorl".

My fascination with Kufic script combined with the idea of leaving a message on a spindle inspired this hat. The design on this slouchy hat is a Kufic square, a traditional Arab design that takes a word or phrase in Arabic and makes it into an attractive design.

Mighzal is Arabic for spindle or spinning wheel.
Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
Sarah Sipe
Craft
Knitting
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Intermediate
Featured Yarn
Pages
4
Notes
Color A: 125 yards (114m) Color B: 50 yards (46m) Note: the example hat is knit with a yarn that blooms considerably after blocking.
 
 

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