Ah, summertime. The best time to be talking about scarves and math.
Through a series of Google searches a year ago, I found the scarf of my dreams designed by Diana Eng– a knitted Fibonacci Scarf. I immediately fell in love. However, there was a slight problem. Three actually. 1) I didn’t care enough about fashion to buy a scarf 2) online, for 3) $275 that I don’t have.
The idea of a scarf that combined math and fashion with yarn was just too appealing though. Even if I couldn’t pay the near $300 price tag, with a little creativity, I figured I could crochet something similar
Presenting… my take on the Fibonacci Scarf!
Compared with Diana Eng’s scarf, this one is a lot smaller and not as detailed, (her scarf takes hundreds of hours to make by hand), but I like the lacey look. Also, I stopped at 8 in the Fibonacci sequence instead of 21, since I felt like the loops were getting too big. Nevertheless, it’s still a Fibonacci scarf that I’m proud of.
Due to the scarf’s hyperbolic nature, it tends to spiral around the short side when held by an end or when worn. Not something I foresaw when I was crocheting, but still pretty cool IMHO.
Anyways, here’s a few more pictures so you can marvel in the mathematical and visual aesthetics of this yarn creation.
In all seriousness though, I’m probably never going to wear this scarf, due to my lack of fashion sense and the un-coldness of Houston weather. I might hang it in my room as a decoration, or sell it if anyone is willing to buy it (for significantly less than $275) What do you think?