I’ve always been fascinated by the Fibonacci sequence. Given that, I’ve wanted to design something using this sequence for a while, and found a picture of a tree based on the sequence.
Some information on how Fibonacci numbers are seen in nature can be found at https://science.howstuffworks.com/math-concepts/fibonacci-nature.htm
Did You Know?
The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, … Each subsequent number is the sum of the two numbers before it.
Each tiny twig starts at the edge with 1 stitch, and then branches combine together in sequence making wider and wider branches – 2 stitches wide, then 3, then 5 and so on. These numbers are often found in nature, in flowers and plants, and I have just always found it amazing how beautiful these sequences can make knitting.
I thought I would combine some math (the sequence) and some biology (plant shapes) into a shawl. Using knits, purls and some simple cables, this triangular shawl is worked from the top downward in a branching design.
Cascade Yarns 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 273 yds [250m]/50 gr): 8012 Doeskin Heather, 3 skeins.
Approx. 625 yds [572 m].
Size US 3 (3.25mm) needles, 32″ (60cm) circulars
Or size needed to obtain gauge
25 sts and 40 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
23” (58.5cm) deep x 50” (127cm) wide
Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers, cable needle.
See our standard abbreviations.
About the Designer: Laura Goodman
Laura has been crocheting since she was a child and started knitting about 15 years ago. Her patterns are available on Ravelry as DragonWing Arts and her Ravelry username is Eloewien. She enjoys designing accessories with interesting details as well as some quicker knits. She works in technical support, where she gets to knit to her heart’s content while trying to fix customer’s crazy problems. Laura lives in Virginia with her daughter, husband and two dogs.