Chromatic Scale by Woolly Thoughts
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Chromatic Scale

January 2002
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It may be difficult to see that this wall-hanging is closely related to our Scaled Up afghan as one is all twists and turns, the other is all straight lines.

Scaled Up is representation of Dragon Curves which are ‘curves’ created when you fold a strip of paper many times. Chromatic Scale shows the creases in the paper with successive folds. One colour shows folds that go inwards, the other colour is for folds that go outwards.

The long orange line, in the centre, represents where the paper was folded in half. A quarter of the way from each end are the next longest coloured stripes. These represent the second fold - one inwards and one outwards.

As you continue to fold the strip (which you can only do about six times in real life) more and more creases appear.

Read the story of this afghan on Ravelry or on Woolly Thoughts web site.

Some parts of this design are represented on three scarves called Corrugated Comforters

We have a booklet called Dragonometry which explains the mathematics of these curves. See Dragon Curves on the Woolly Thoughts website for more details.