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Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature

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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 this book it's spotted in the yoke of a pullover, the textures of a cardigan, and the shape of a shawl. In nature, water waves and chemical waves abound; in this book, they flow as the patterns in a hat and mittens and in the gores of a skirt.

Knitting Nature is a singular book created by one of the most innovative and respected designers working today. Norah Gaughan, who got her degree from Brown in both biology and art, has combined her knowledge to compile this book of 39 fabulous designs inspired by patterns in nature. With each design, Gaughan first explains where in nature the pattern can be found, such as the spiral in a ram's horn or seashell; then with step-by-step instructions she shows how she rendered that pattern in a skirt or tunic or coat. Complete with exquisitely beautiful photographs, this sophisticated book is truly one of a kind.

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Gaughan, who got her degree from Brown in both biology and art, has combined her knowledge to compile this book of 39 fabulous designs inspired by patterns in nature. With each design, Gaughan first explains where in nature the pattern can be found, then with step-by-step instructions she shows how she rendered that pattern in a skirt or tunic or coat.

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Elaine, September 29, 2006 (view all comments by Elaine)
This is not your mother's knitting book! This is a book that is so filled with creativity, it just floored me. I have knit for more than 50 years and most knitting books are so boring, I can barely stay awake to put them back on the shelf - this one puts shapes together in wonderful and unexpected ways.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781584794844
Author:
Gowdy, Thayer Allyson
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Photographer:
Gowdy, Thayer Allyson
Other:
Schaupeter, Karen
Author:
Gowdy, Thayer Allyson
Author:
Gaughan, Nora
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitwear
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.28x9.68x.90 in. 2.47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Gaughan, who got her degree from Brown in both biology and art, has combined her knowledge to compile this book of 39 fabulous designs inspired by patterns in nature. With each design, Gaughan first explains where in nature the pattern can be found, then with step-by-step instructions she shows how she rendered that pattern in a skirt or tunic or coat.
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