Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician born in 1170. He is known for the Fibonacci sequence of numbers where every number is the sum of the two previous numbers.
It starts like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233… etc.
So… why am I, the knitter, going on about some Italian that loved numbers?
Because the Fibonacci numbers are BRILLIANT for striped knitting! Yes, by using these numbers to help us decide when to change colors you get a garmet that is random in color without looking like you where really confused when choosing the colors.
This is a vest I made, using Fibonacci’s numbers with the striping:
Pattern: Vesti goes hipp from the book Prjóniprjón
Yarn: Létt-Lopi from my stash
Needles: 3,5 and 4,5 circulars, 60 cm.
Here is the project on Ravelry.
On the needles now is a shawl. The pattern is from the book Prjóniprjón, the needles are 6.0 mm. KnitPro’s and the yarn is my very own hand dyed Eigingirni. Here is what it looks like now… just a few stitches on the needles: