Fibonacci Sequence

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The first time, I remember reading about the Fibonacci Numbers  was in the DA VINCI CODE by DAN BROWN. I believe, I  probably heard about this in some mathematics class when I was in school. That was a long time ago and usually that time of day I was checking out what was happening outside the window.

Fibonacci was known in his time and is still recognized today as the “greatest European mathematician of the middle ages.” He was born in the 1170’s and died in the 1240’s. He called himself Fibonacci,  short for Filius Bonacci Fibonacci. Fibonacci introduced these numbers in 1202 attempting to show the population growth of rabbits. He started with two rabbits and over the course of a year (12 months)  produced 144 rabbits.

The Series Sequence:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233…

The sequence is a result of adding two consecutive numbers together, starting with 0 and 1.

So what does this have to do with fiber?  
                                                       Striped knitting patterns

Striped knitting patterns

 

If you like to design your own striped patterns, this makes it incredibly easy and pleasing to the eye.  If you want a tone on tone pattern a garter ridge sequence might do the trick. Fibonacci lends itself to color placement as well as a design element. The design takes shape rather quickly. This is also a good solution when you are nearing the end of a project and you are afraid you may run out of yarn.  Just add on a complimentary color and do a few sequence stripes. Use the chart above for reference. Experiment. Show me a photo of how you used it.

What I did learn about rabbits…two of the same sex is two to many.

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