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You're out and about and you run across a very naughty boy who needs to be punished, and you, without your whip. What's a girl to do?

Never be at a loss again with Flick. It's a belt, it's a whip. Whether you're a dandy or a dominatrix, Flick will do the trick.

Strap on Flick, either straight and woven, or 1980s style low and loose. When you meet that wicked boy, simply slip Flick onto your fingers through the open cables, grip the handle and your'e ready to go.

Crack! Tell mama you're a bad boy!

photos: Jillian Moreno




Length: 52 inches plus fringe
Width: 2.5 inches at widest point



Berrocco Suede[100% Nylon; 120 yds/111 m per 50g skein]; color: #3745 Calamity Jane; 4 skeins

1 set US 9/5.5mm double-pointed needles
Yarn needle
Cable needle
Crochet hook [for fringing]



18 sts/26 rows = 4" stockinette stitch in the round


Using 2 strands of yarn held tog, CO 26 sts using provisional CO method.
Rnds 1 and 3: *P1, k12, rep from *.
Rnds 2 and 4: K.
Start cable pattern (12 rounds)
Rnd 1 (and all odd rounds except 5): *P3, k8, p2, rep from *.
Rnd 2: *K1, p2, C4B, C4F, p2, rep from *.
Rnd 4: *K1, p2, k2, BO 4 sts, k2, p2, rep from *.
Rnd 5: *P3, k2, CO 4 sts over BO sts, k2, p2, rep from *.
Rnd 6: *K1, p2, k8, p2, rep from *.
Rnd 8: *K1, p2, C4F, C4B, p2, rep from *.
Rnds 10 and 12: *K1, p2, k8, p2, rep from *.

Rep cable patt 3 more times.
Turn piece inside out. Remove provisonal CO. Divide sts onto two needles -- 13 sts each. Work edges tog in 3-needle BO. Turn right side out.

Continue knitting shaft
Dec 6 sts evenly. (20 sts)
Work in st st for 3 inches, ending with RS facing.
Dec 8 sts evenly. (12 sts)
Work in st st for 11 inches, ending with RS facing.
Dec 4 sts evenly. (8 sts)
Work in st st for 15 inches, ending with RS facing.
Dec 3 sts evenly. (5 sts)
Work in st st for 12 inches.
Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Draw tail through rem sts and secure.


Sew in ends. Block cable holes open.

Optional fringe

Cut 4 15-inch lengths of yarn. Using two strands held tog, fold yarn in half creating a loop. With crochet hook, pull loop through the tip of Flick, pull loose end through loop and pull tight. Repeat.


Jillian Moreno knits and watches Johnny Quest in Ann Arbor, Michigan.