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Fibonacci Golden Spiral


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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. PATTERN NOTES: 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY yarn over GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 924 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Stroll Tonal COLORWAY Blue Violet or Blue Yonder

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

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Kimberly found her love of design while knitting plastic bags into shoes and fishing nets for her Master’s thesis (for resource poor areas of the world with lots of errant polyethylene - not just for funsies). She found that working with yarn was sooo much nicer and the possibilities to make beautiful things were endless. Kimberly is now a full-time designer and an aspiring knitting travel writer - it may not be a profession yet, but give her time! Check out - a blog tour talking to fiber artists about their inspirations!