Fibonerdy by Kourtney Robinson


April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
744 - 853 yards (680 - 780 m)
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I’m a nerd… it’s not really a secret. I also have soft spots for terrible puns, color, and interesting math concepts. These have come together in a Fibonacci-inspired crescent shawl, where the colors march along in a compelling 13-8-5-3-2-1 sequence. There is no short row shaping, and the versatile shape can be worn as a shawl, a cache-coeur wrap, or a generous scarf.

This shawl is an exaggerated crescent worked in garter stitch from the nape outwards. The shape is the result of its long tab beginning, occasional increases at the center, and regular increases at each side. There is also a dropped yarn over at the edge to make sure it is soft and elastic.

Pattern calls for two skeins of fingering weight yarn; I used two skeins of Cephalopod Yarn’s Skinny Bugga - MC - Montauk Monster; CC - Leafy Sea Dragon. 75% of my MC and 93% of my CC were knit up in the sample shown; the edge is easily adjusted to be worked longer or shorter in alternate colors.

(By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. So, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc… I did take some small liberties, for the sake of design!)

Version 1.5 (and anything downloaded after December 17, 2013) corrected an error in R2, it should read: R2 (RS): Kfb, yo, k1, kfb, k to mA, sl mA, k to 1 st before mB, kfb, sl mB, kfb, k to mC, sl mC, k to 4 st before end of row (sl mC), kfb, drop yo from previous row, k1, kfb. (inc 6 st)“