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Knitting nature : 39 designs inspired by patterns in nature

Author: Norah Gaughan
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A fractal is a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat themselves at smaller and smaller, or larger and larger, scales. In nature, they're found in fern leafs and corals. In this book, they're found in the pattern for a scarf, the cables of a pullover, and the intricate hemline of a skirt. The pentagon is a familiar five-sided figure that, in nature, can be spotted in the starfish or sand dollar; in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Patterns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norah Gaughan
ISBN: 1584794844 9781584794844
OCLC Number: 61748198
Description: 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Hexagons --
Pentagons --
Spirals --
Phyllotaxis --
Fractals --
Waves.
Responsibility: Norah Gaughan ; photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy.
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Drawing knitters into her creative process, the author explains - in friendly, layman's terms - how she uses patterning in physics as inspiration and challenge, then hooks them with her  Read more...

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