Fibonacci Golden Spiral

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Fibonacci Golden Spiral Pattern


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Knitting: Fibonacci Golden Spiral
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • yarn over

Pattern Description:

Fibonacci numbers are a sequence of numbers that begin with 0 and 1 and continue with the next number as a sum of the previous two - ex: 0+1=1, 1+1=2. 1+2=3, 3+5=8, and so on to infinity. This sequence is commonly used in computer algorithms, but more interestingly, appears in many forms in nature - from spiral galaxies to nautilus shells.

The Fibonacci Golden Spiral Shawl is part of my "SCIENCE IS BEAUTIFUL" series. The Fibonacci sequence is often used in color knitting, but this shawl uses the sequence to create the golden spiral shape through lace increases. You will notice the Fibonacci numbers running all through the pattern, from the stitch count, to the number of increases, to the number of stitches knit or purled straight. This produces a very unique shawl shape that has one side straight and the other very flouncy and flirty. It can be worn many different ways.

You will need 2 skeins (924 yds) of the listed yarn in the Blue Yonder colorway. You need #9 (5.5mm) 60 in (100cm) circular needles and #10 1/2 (6.5) needle for bind-off.


18 sts x 21 rows in in 4 inches in stockinette on #9 (5.5mm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 35 inches around neck, about 230 inches at the bottom outside


  • #9 (5.5mm) 60 in (100cm) circular needles, #10 1/2 (6.5) needle for bind-off

Suggested yarn:

924 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Stroll Tonal


Blue Yonder

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I taught myself to knit in 2005 and began designing in 2010. I love thinking up a shape or wacky concept and then figuring out how to make it into a functional, beautiful, three-dimensional object!

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