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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hoopla
Hoopla Hoopla back view
Hoopla Hoopla scarf style
Hoopla Hoopla stole
Hoopla Hoopla
Hoopla Hoopla

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques & Skills Used: beaded CO, knit/purl, lace, beading (prestrung and crochet hook methods, with link to video tutorial), short rows; this pattern includes both a chart and written instructions for the border.

Pattern Description:

Luxury yarn and beads paired together make Hoopla an elegant long stole with a fancy hoopskirt border, while short row shaping creates a face framing beaded shawl collar. Unusual edging stitches keep the knitting interesting, and soothing garter stitch ensures rapid progress; together the result is stunningly simple.


Gauge: 16 st and 44 rows/4" in stockinette stitch; one scallop is approximately 5" long.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: 12" deep and 60" long, after blocking.


  • Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yards/329m); 1 skein, shown in Composition Book Grey.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 40" circular needle; Stitch Markers (11); Yarn needle; 389 size 6/0 seed beads; beading needle for stringing beads; Size 1.25mm crochet hook for placing beads.

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Jennifer Dassau on
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at

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