Golden Triangles by Theressa Silver

Golden Triangles

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 1150 yards (411 - 1052 m)
Scarf and Shawl
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The golden ratio (phi) is found throughout the manmade and natural world and produces aesthetically pleasing proportions. A golden rectangle is one in which the ratio of the long side to the short side is phi. This rectangle can then be subdivided into a square and a new golden rectangle. The dividing process can be repeated, producing a whorl of golden rectangles. But what would happen if you divided those squares on their diagonals? You’d get a set of gracefully spiraling triangles perfect for wrapping around your shoulders!

The larger size has six triangles and is shawl sized, while the smaller version has 5 triangles and is the perfect size to use as a scarf. The pattern starts with a very long cast on but don’t let that scare you away. Your care and patience during the cast on will be rewarded with a fun, easy knit ending with only a few stitches left to bind off!