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Fib
Fibonacci by Alexandra Virgiel
Knitting
Self
Needle and yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1,281 yards, 7 skeins
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed
1 skein = 183.0 yards (167.3 meters), 100 grams
Notes

This sweater was knit using 7 hanks (one in each color) of Tahki Donegal Tweed -- leftovers from a kit for another sweater.


Sequence & color (from the bottom up; color numbers may have been discontinued or numbers changed): Dark Green (0894), Gold (0802), Rust (0880), Bright Green (0803), Dark Red (0840), Tan (0801), Orange (0893?).


Based on "Fibonacci," Alexandra Virgiel's design for Magknits, I made up my own non-raglan pattern using a couple of sources, a "swatch," and an Excel spreadsheet to work out colors. There was a sequence of 5 stripes (2 rows, 2 rows, 4 rows, 6 rows, 10 rows) through which the 7 colors were rotated, always in the same order (see sequence & color, above). I completely played around with the button band and collar -- and toyed with the idea of alternative closures such as frogs, clasps, attached I-cord -- and then totally lucked out in finding the perfect buttons.


I adore this sweater and will definitely make another -- a little narrower next time, perhaps a little longer, maybe trying to carry colors rather than having to weave in a gazillion ends.
; )

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Finished
April 2006
September 2006
 
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About this yarn
Donegal Tweed
by Tahki Yarns
Aran / 10 ply
100% Wool
183 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: May 4, 2007
  • Finished: May 4, 2007
  • Updated: July 15, 2007