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Silk Road

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
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This necktie is, quite frankly, utter insanity. I will admit without reservation that this pattern was the one piece I was not confident I would be able to design properly. It’s an optical illusion — what appear to be lots of interlinked spirals are in fact just segments of zigzag patterns offset horizontally by one pair. I’d like to thank Kieran Foley for sowing the seeds that helped my brain grow this fruit. Many people have told me that the resulting pattern almost doesn’t look as if it was knitted at all.