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Op Art

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A stretchy loop in a play of motifs that change scale, creating an op-art illusion in both the structure and the surface pattern. The loop in three sizes (S/M/L) is completely versatile to wear as either a long or short cowl or a fanny band over tights and leggings. Shown here in worsted weight yarn and knit on larger needles, the piece may be easily adjusted to any diameter by adding or subtracting repeats. The yarn weight and needle size may also be varied to create further variations in the final fabric. A perfect match for our Lacunae Fingerless Mitts and Hat Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increase/decrease GAUGE 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 24(30, 50) inches in circumference around hem and 7(8.5, 10) inches deep (as shown; blocked) SUGGESTED YARN 660 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Bare Naked Wools/Breakfast Blend DK COLORWAY Bakery Rye

Recommended with this pattern

  • 220(330, 660) yards (as shown) any worsted weight yarn with 210 to 250 yards per 4 ounces that knits to the correct gauge.
  • Needles: size 8US (5.0 mm) 24(24, 32) inch circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge size 7US (4.5 mm) 24(24, 32) inch circular needle or one size smaller than gauge needle

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