Op Art Band by Anne Hanson

Op Art Band

April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, knit flat (unblocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 660 yards (201 - 604 m)
24(30, 50) inches in circumference around hem and 7(8.5, 10) inches deep (as shown; blocked)
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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.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.

Shown here: size S (dark blue) in Spirit Trail Verdande, color Wild Blueberry
size M (fuchsia/red) in Spirit Trail Verdande, color Va Va Voom!; and size M (tan) in Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend DK, color Bakery Rye

all pieces shown are knit as stated in pattern, but may be lengthened or shortened as desired; yardage requirement will vary with changes