Fibonacci Golden Spiral by Kimberly Golynskiy

Fibonacci Golden Spiral

July 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
900 - 924 yards (823 - 845 m)
one size, 35 inches around neck, 230 inches at the bottom outside
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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, 2+3=5, 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.

This pattern is also available through the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership, found HERE.

You will need 2 skeins (924 yds) of the listed yarn in the Blue Yonder colorway. You need US 9 (5.5mm) 40” (100cm) circular needles and US 10 ½ (6.5mm) needle for bind-off.

You will notice what looks like a button tab at one end of the neck (these are the first sts you knit). If you find a specific way you like to wear the shawl, you can attach a button and use the first yarn over as a button hole.

This is a great car trip or watching a movie shawl because you can zone out on every row but the Fibonacci increases!

A very special thank you to my TESTERS EXTRAORDINAIRE: Laurelwoodsong, Kioryn, and keeperofbear