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Asterales Zag

by iaoey
Knitting
February 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
Adult medium
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Asterales Zag is named for the order of flowering plants that includes sunflowers, one of the best-known examples of the appearance of the Fibonacci sequence in nature.

This pattern uses the Fibonacci sequence to determine its cable pattern -- those knitters with a serious love for cables will be well equipped to knit these.
I recommend a kettle-dyed yarn in a mostly solid color to highlight the flow of the cables.

This is definitely a pattern that requires a solid understanding of sock construction and a conceptual understanding of what is going on with the cable pattern. The pattern includes a description of what the cables are intended to do and a chart that shows the beginnings of the pattern, but does not include line-by-line instructions for what to do.
It is a simple pattern if not an easy one; once you understand what to do it doesn’t require constant thought. While you can certainly use a cable needle, any method of cabling without a separate cable needle that you like and know will serve you well; every fourth stitch is cabled and it’s faster and easier to do it without a separate needle.