Rapid Eye Movement by Rachel Molenaar

Rapid Eye Movement

December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch (using worsted)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
240 yards (219 m)
one size (appx 7" deep and 52" around, at the smaller edge)
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This shape of this design is inspired by the rhythms of dreaming. Sleepers alternate between periods of deep sleep and periods of lighter Rapid Eye Movement sleep. REM sleep is associated with creativity, learning, memory, and dreams. Coincidentally, my initials growing up were REM. I shared this monogram with my Grandpa, who is a philosopher, a doctor, and a maker of things. I learned a lot about creative thinking and science from him; he’s always encouraged me to dream big.

This design uses alternating rings DIC Classy with Cashmere and Wisp. The Classy forms the arches of the wrap, and gathers the Wisp ruching together at three equally spaced locations. The wrap can be worn with one set of gathers at one shoulder for an asymmetrical look, or doubled up as a cowl. I would suggest a dark tonal colorway for the Classy-with-Cashmere, and a lighter, more variegated colorway for the Wisp.


  • 2 skeins Classy with Cashmere (my sample used 225 yards)
  • 1 skein Wisp (my sample used 415 yards)
  • size US 6 (4mm) circular needle
  • crochet hook (for optional crochet cast-on)
  • stitch markers, etc.

This pattern has no charts -- only written directions!