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fibonacci knitting/crocheting

bjames | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

When you use the Fibonacci sequence to determine the number of rows to knit of different colors of yarn, in a scarf, etc., do you go in sequence? exam: 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,etc, and back down ie: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, or do you jump around randomly and choose any number, in any order that you desire, in the sequence ?

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  1. damascusannie | | #1

    I just gave you my opinion over at the Garden Web knitting forum, if you want to check over there.

    1. bjames | | #3

      I read your reply to me about fibonacci, and you said, " I just gave you my opinion over at the Garden Web knitting forum, if you want to check over there." I went to the Garden Web and could not find your post. I searched for discussions about fibonacci, and got this reply : NO RESULTS MATCH !!! Where do I find your "opinion"?

      1. damascusannie | | #4

        I replied to your post there in the knitting forum--odd that you couldn't find it. Here's what I wrote:I suppose you could jump around, but to me that defeats the purpose of using the numbers in the sequence in the first place. I personally would probably knit in sequence to maybe 13 or 21, then work back down and up again as needed to get the length I was after.Annie in Wisconsin, USA
        ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
        ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
        See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

        Edited 1/13/2009 9:31 am by damascusannie

        1. bjames | | #6

          Thank you for your 2nd reply. The reason I asked about choosing the fibonacci numbers randomly instead of the actual sequence is that I somehow have memories of the person who demonstrated fibonacci on Knitty Gritty, saying that the beauty of fibonacci is that ANY COMBiNATION of the numbers is pleasing to the eye. I just wanted to see if anyone else had more information about this, since nowhere is it mentioned on any of the links about fibonacci that I found.

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    rodezzy2 | | #2

    I saw that process on Knitty Gritty.  It was great.

    Edited 1/11/2009 9:20 pm ET by rodezzy2

  3. Kilroy | | #5

    The organic feel of the building sequence will not be present if you do it randomly. It needs to be in sequential order.

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