Suspended Affairs by Johanne Brunet

Suspended Affairs

March 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for C$4.00.


On page 7, to start decreasing, right after row 2, the remaining number of stitches is wrong. It should read as follows:

Repeat these two rows 6 more times, until there are only 10 pairs of sts (20 sts), besides the beginning and ending pairs. (12 pairs making a total of 24 sts, including edges).

A modified version will be made available to everyone very shortly. Sorry about that!


I first created this item out of frustration. I have been living with an autoimmune disease for the last 35 years and I have slept on gurneys in hospitals’ hallways more times than I can count, with no table to put away my eyeglasses at night or any other small objects.

It’s big enough to hold your glasses, a cell phone, a small notepad, and a pen or pencil. It can be hung from a gurney rail. If you are in a hallway, use the rail against the wall, close to your head. it’s the safest to store your belongings. It can also be useful to people in a wheelchair or using a walker. Of course, if you could simply want to hang it from the arm of a lawn chair, it’s fine too! Whatever floats your boat!


  • 2 colours of worsted (9 wpi) yarn. Whatever you have on hand will do, as long as it’s not too stretchy.
  • 90 yards (82,3 m) of each colour for a total of 180 yards (165 m)
  • Needles: 4 mm (US 6) or any size needed to get the right gauge.
  • Button: 7/8 inch (23 mm)
  • Darning needle
  • Thread to sew the button

This pattern has 11 pages, filled with detailed explanations, charts, and pictures. Oh, and please do not mind the poor manicure. It was already overdue when I created this pattern in the middle of the COVID-19 confinement.

I hope that you will enjoy knitting this little thingy!

Thank you to Raveler Gwyndolyn for her suggestion to identify the finished project inside or in the back with either the full name of its owner or the medical/hospital file number. Things can get misplaced, left behind or lost very easily.