Hexadecagon by Eminent Knits


November 2019
Lace ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
77 - 98 yards (70 - 90 m)
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Hexadecagon is an intricate and rewarding lace piece that is worked from the centre out, in the round.

In mathematics, a hexadecagon is a sixteen-sided polygon. In knitting, it’s a sixteen pointed lace wall hanging that looks incredible, and has a new, modern take on the doily. This is definitely meant to be shown off!

The pattern features carefully designed stitch symmetry, beautiful flower petal motifs, and (possibly) some interesting and new techniques!

Included are in-depth explanations for all stitches and instructions, with appropriate links for video tutorials. Two stitch counts are also included, to make for easier reference. (One count is stitches per needle, one is for total stitches. This pattern is divided equally between 4 needles.)

This pattern has been test knit, and found to be comprehensive and all details correct.

Recommended Materials

  • 2ply (lace weight) wool or merino yarn
  • 2 mm needles (US 0 / UK 14)
  • 250-300mm metal or bamboo hoop (8-11”)

NB: While these are the recommended materials you are welcome to experiment with different needle sizes, yarn types, and hoops.
I have knit this in 2ply, 3ply (with 2.25mm needles), 4ply (2.5 mm), and in everything from wool, to merino, to cotton, etc.

Please keep in mind that adjustments to these will affect how much yarn you use, and will dictate how large your hoop will need to be.