Numbers by Stephen Hartley


June 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch before felting
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
276 - 552 yards (252 - 505 m)
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Gauge is not important.

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As a mathematician, I wanted to incorporate some numbers that have personal importance into a project and see what would happen. I simply cast on, stitched repeats of some of my favorite numbers (in this case I used multiples of 11), used simple increases and decreases for shaping, and knit in the round until my eyes and hands were satisfied. Then, I strung simple crochet cords through the eyelets created by the yarn over increases, and this bag was born. I quickly took notes, knowing that I wanted to create another one, this time felted. I also wanted to use a color combination I am fond of, as well as one of my favorite yarns in the world (wool by Manos del Uruguay).