Indie Design Gift-A-Long: Design Spotlight – Fibonacci

#giftalong2014 is in full swing and there are so many amazing designers participating this year. I would spotlight them all of I could, but there are over 11,000 eligible patterns this year, so instead I’ve decided to find participating designs within a theme and share them.

Today’s theme: All things Fibonacci!

In case you aren’t familiar with Fibonacci numbers, they are a sequence of numbers that begin with 0 and 1 and continue with the next number as a sum of the previous two – ex: 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, and so on to infinity. This sequence is commonly used in computer algorithms, but more interestingly, appears in many forms in nature – from spiral galaxies to nautilus shells.

As designers, we love Fibonacci because there are so many techniques you can apply it to – from color knitting to lace to textures! All the designs below are part of the Gift-A-Long sale period – use code giftalong2014 for 25% off through November 21, 2014 @ 11:59pm (EST)!

Phi by Jennifer Dassau (knittingvortex)

PhiImage Copyright Jennifer Dassau

Jennifer uses the Fibonacci numbers for colorwork stripes in 2 colors on this assymetric shawl to create a cool graphic look

Fibonacci Drops Shawl by Lindsay Lewchuk (KnitEcoChic)

Fibonacci Drops ShawlImage Copyright Lindsay Lewchuk

Lindsay uses the Fibonacci sequence in both the drops and color striping in this beautiful shawl

Fibonacci Squared Men’s Scarf by Lindsay Lewchuk (KnitEcoChic)

Fibonacci Squared Mens ScarfImage Copyright Lindsay Lewchuk

In this design, Lindsay combines color work with textured stitches, both using the Fibonacci numbers to create a classically stylish look

The Fibonacci Cowl by Diane L. Augustin (dianelaugustin)

The Fibonacci CowlImage Copyright Diane L. Augustin

Diane uses the Fibonacci sequence in this two-color reversible cowl to create an interesting patterning of the color changes

Fibonacci Golden Spiral by Kimberly Golynskiy (80skeins)

Fibonacci Golden SpiralImage Copyright Kimberly Golynskiy

This shawl from my collection, uses the Fibonacci sequence in lace increases to create a unique shape

Portland Saturday Market by Kimberly Golynskiy (80skeins)

Portland Saturday MarketImage Copyright Kimberly Golynskiy

Another 80skeins design – this one uses Fibonacci for the knit sections and purl ridges to create a textured hipster slouch

Designs highlighting the awesomeness of Fibonacci make great gifts for the math lovers in your life and all of these patterns are 25% off during the GAL sale period! Ready, set, gift!

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