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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hypnotic

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • yarn over
  • k2tog & ssk
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

Choosing Yarn
This design is shown using lace weight yarn. The pattern is written for both lace and fingering/sock yarns. However, with a gauge swatch in the pattern and a little math you can easily work this design in any weight yarn. The stitch pattern is multiples of 10. Simply add or subtract stitches by tens to achieve a custom finished size.

Hypnotic is worked in one piece in the round. The stitch pattern is a multiple of 10. You can easily adjust the sizing to meet your specifications by adding or subtracting 10 stitches from the suggested cast on.

The sizes for Hypnotic are flexible and will greatly on the severity with which you block your finished piece. Since the stitch pattern is a type of lace you'll find that it is possible to block it out considerably due to the double yarn overs.

The finished sizes are given assuming you'll be wearing Hypnotic draped over your shoulders as shown in the main photo. If you prefer to wear it as a standard cowl you may wish to choose a smaller size.


Pre-Blocking: 28 sts / 36 rows = 4" in St st
Post-Blocking: 24 sts / 32 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S/M, L/XL) 32" (36, 40") circumference post blocking


  • 1 skein Fiddle Knits Etude Lace [75% Falkland merino/25% bamboo; 875 yards; lace weight]
  • US 2 / 2.75mm 24" circular needle
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm dpns (2 dpns for i-cord)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fiddle Knits Etude Lace



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