Netted by Hunter Hammersen


November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.5 [8.75, 10, 11] inches in fingering-weight yarn, 9 [10.5, 12, 13.5] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.
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Before I had the good sense to move here, I came on vacation. I’d rent a cabin on the ocean and play house for as long as I could manage. I took every chance to wander along the beach until I was filthy and famished.

One day I found a huge fishing net caught in the rocks and half buried in the sand. I spent hours wrenching it free and dragging it back up the beach. I had the misguided notion it would make a delightful souvenir. I was wrong. What it made was terrible smells and a huge mess. But the netting was fascinating to look at. These tiny cables have that same feel, but with no funny smells or piles of sand in your house.

The cables and twisted stitches make this a bit less stretchy than normal, so you’ll likely have more stitches than usual on the needles. Be sure to use a bigger needle when called for in the pattern, and, if you’re trying to decide between sizes, size up.