Silk Road by Alasdair Post-Quinn
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Silk Road

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Out of print. This pattern was available for $7.00.
Errata available: double-knitting.com

The book in which this pattern is published is now out of print, but I am getting ready to release a revised and expanded edition with updated charts, redesigned patterns, rewritten text and a fresh layout. If you are interested in finding out when that’s available, please join my EDK announcement mailing list!

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.