I’m a geek at heart and love working the Fibonacci sequence into my patterns. Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. While people recognize it as a mathematical principle, the numbers also appear in nature, for example, in arrangements of leaves on a stem, a pineapple’s fruit sprouts, and pine cone bracts. The progression gives a wonderful flow and balance.
When working with a fancy yarn, I want a simple stitch pattern to allow the colors to take center stage. For me, that means it needs to be simple but not boring. I used the Fibonacci numbers to place the openwork breaks to give a counterpoint of interest.
For this issue, Jody gave us a challenge of creating a piece that was not a typical crescent shape – I was inspired to create this shoulder-hugging shawl.
I designed the shawl using stitch studios by nicole Cotton Colors yarn. The shawl is named “Elocin” – nicole spelled backwards.
Stitch studio by nicole Cotton Colors
(100% Cotton; 1093yds [1000m]/8.8oz [250g]), 1 skein.
Samples shown in colors dark blue-light blue-purple.
Or approx. 830yds[760m]/190g light fingering weight yarn
US size E-4 (3.5mm) hook
Or size needed to obtain gauge
9 V-sts and 11 rows = 4″ [10cm] in V-st patt
19″ [48cm] deep and 33″ [84cm] across unblocked
Tapestry needle, 5 stitch markers, 59 size 6/0 “E” beads (optional)
See our Standard abbreviations. Patterns use US terminology.
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About the Designer: Margo Bauman
Artistic crafts have always been a huge part of Margo’s life. As a young child, she learned to crochet from her Grandmother. She has also spent time doing embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, craft painting, candle making, braiding, card making, origami, photography, and book folding.
While she spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up and in college while studying Engineering, she didn’t devote much time to it until the 2000s. Since then, she has crocheted MILES of yarn. She has won a considerable number of awards for her exceptional crochet work.
Margo (aka flyingflower on Ravelry) started writing crochet patterns in 2015. Her very first pattern was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee.
She is a member of New View Fiber Works – Home of the Fuzzy Farmers (a women’s cooperative of fiber enthusiasts in Southern Maryland), and the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA).
Margo is also part of the national juried Artists in Action 2020 at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Solomons, MD, utilizing their studio space to create new artwork, network with other artists, and share the creative process with visitors.
Margo spends most days living the philosophy: Eat. Sleep. Crochet. Repeat.