Monotangles are works created using a single tangle pattern, and possible variations.  Playing with monotangles challenges you to think about the tangle pattern itself, and how it fits within the string you’ve created – or how you want to vary the shape of your string to accommodate your ideas.  They are proof that it’s not about how many tangle patterns you know; Zentangle is about the process of drawing one stroke at a time and uncovering your ideas.