Counting Pane by Woolly Thoughts
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Counting Pane

Knitting
January 1997
DK (11 wpi) ?
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The finished item can be used as a wall-hanging or afghan. We use ours for education purposes. It is a ‘100 square’. The squares across the top row represent the numbers 1 -10, the second row 11 - 20, and so on. The colours show which numbers, from 1 - 10, divide into the numbers represented by the squares. Each colour shows a different multiplication table. There are 10 colours that must be distinctly different from each other, plus a contrast colour for the lines between the squares.

  • The original Counting Pane was bought by the Science Museum (London)
  • One of the photos shows a Tunisian crochet version made by Margaret O’Mara.
  • There is a press article here, from November 2010, about a school who created a slightly different version of Counting Pane.

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



June 2017
The original afghan (which is slightly different from the version in the pattern) can now be seen in the Science Museum online catalogue and I have added their photos to this page.