Trypophobia Shawl by Xandy Peters

Trypophobia Shawl

September 2023
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
13 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in worsted weight garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 - 900 yards (549 - 823 m)
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Trypophobia is a fear of small clusters of holes or shapes that resemble holes.This triangular shawl is bordered with holes of increasing size. A special series of decreases and increases is used to easily create the large hole stitches in this project. You don’t need to bind off and cast on to create these large holes.

This pattern is adjustable to any weight yarn and the size is fully adjustable. The pattern includes written instructions, charted instructions and a photo guide for the hole technique.

Sample A (fingering)
Finished Size: 70” (178 cm) wide and 18.5” (47 cm) deep.
Yarn: Freia Ombre Yarn Bomb, 860 yards (786m) per 200g; 100% merino.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rows in garter stitch = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square.

Sample B (worsted)
Finished Size: 69” (175 cm) wide and 22” (56 cm) deep.
Yarn: 4 x Lang Yarns Carina, 164 yards (150 m) per 50g; 63% alpaca, 37% polyamide.
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 13 sts and 26 rows in garter stitch = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square.

Lucy Neatby’s book A Little Book of Big Holes for Hand-Knitters contains a lot of information on this technique. It’s the best source of other patterns with holes!