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The Art of Fugue

Knitting
November 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
women's medium (US7-9)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Art of Fugue (“Die Kunst der Fuge”) by Johann Sebastian Bach is an exercise in how far one can develop a single theme, in one key. With each successive fugue, Bach is treating his theme to a whole catalogue of contrapuntal variants— inversion, diminution, augmentation, mirroring, doubling…
He thus created a work so perfect in form, so infinitely beautiful, that it was thought by many to be an adequate human representation of the harmonia mundi.

The pattern of these socks consists of 3 simple, parallel lines which are mirrored and slanted, thus forming a complex, attractive all-over design.

english and german pattern versions available (german proof-reading thanks to Raveprincess!)