Sea Tangles by Kie Zuraw
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Sea Tangles

Knitting
July 2008
Lace ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1244 - 1866 yards (1138 - 1706 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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from the designer:

This pullover might look complicated, but it’s just stockinette stitch with randomly placed, randomly sized cables. Each instantiation of the pattern is unique, and it’s very forgiving: if you make a “mistake”, just forget about it and keep going!

The idea to randomize cables comes from Lucy Neatby’s beautiful “Cables After Whiskey” sweater, but the additional randomization of the branch sizes and the sparseness of the cables gives this garment a more organic feel.

The yarn used is very fine silk with an even finer steel wire inside. The tiny steel wire inside the yarn gives the fabric body, so with a different yarn the results won’t be the same. If you do substitute, at least use a yarn that is very fine relative to the needles. You want a very open fabric so that the stitches that cross behind the fabric show through and the result has visual depth.

I think the fabric looks like a fishing net, or seaweed washed up on the beach. I named it after the edible seaweed better known as kombu.

SIZE XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size M)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 29 (33.5, 38, 42.5, 47, 51.5, 56) inches Length: 19.5 (20, 20.25, 20.5, 20.75, 21, 21) inches

MATERIALS Habu Textiles silk stainless B (69% silk, 31% stainless steel; 622yd/566m per 1oz/28g cone); color: #03 top grey; 2 (2, 2.5, 2.5, 3, 3, 3) ounces

Recommended needle size: 1 set US6/4mm straight needles (always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter’s gauge is unique) GAUGE 19 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch Approx. 31 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch Note: Gauge is rather flexible in this fabric