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fibonacci knitting/crocheting

bjames's picture

When you use the Fibonacci sequence to determine the number of rows to knit of different colors of yarn, in a scarf, etc., do you go in sequence? exam: 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,etc, and back down ie: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, or do you jump around randomly and choose any number, in any order that you desire, in the sequence ?

damascusannie's picture

(post #29379, reply #1 of 6)

I just gave you my opinion over at the Garden Web knitting forum, if you want to check over there.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
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Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
bjames's picture

(post #29379, reply #3 of 6)

I read your reply to me about fibonacci, and you said, " I just gave you my opinion over at the Garden Web knitting forum, if you want to check over there." I went to the Garden Web and could not find your post. I searched for discussions about fibonacci, and got this reply : NO RESULTS MATCH !!! Where do I find your "opinion"?

damascusannie's picture

(post #29379, reply #4 of 6)

I replied to your post there in the knitting forum--odd that you couldn't find it. Here's what I wrote:

I suppose you could jump around, but to me that defeats the purpose of using the numbers in the sequence in the first place. I personally would probably knit in sequence to maybe 13 or 21, then work back down and up again as needed to get the length I was after.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie


Edited 1/13/2009 9:31 am by damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
bjames's picture

(post #29379, reply #6 of 6)

Thank you for your 2nd reply. The reason I asked about choosing the fibonacci numbers randomly instead of the actual sequence is that I somehow have memories of the person who demonstrated fibonacci on Knitty Gritty, saying that the beauty of fibonacci is that ANY COMBiNATION of the numbers is pleasing to the eye. I just wanted to see if anyone else had more information about this, since nowhere is it mentioned on any of the links about fibonacci that I found.

rodezzy2's picture

(post #29379, reply #2 of 6)

I saw that process on Knitty Gritty.  It was great.


Edited 1/11/2009 9:20 pm ET by rodezzy2

Kilroy's picture

(post #29379, reply #5 of 6)

The organic feel of the building sequence will not be present if you do it randomly. It needs to be in sequential order.