Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sudoku Knitting

I've been thinking alot about mathematical knitting after listening to Kay Gardner speak at Finely A Knitting Party, about log cabin knitting and reading about Fibonacci Sequence. I got to thinking about seemingly random patterns that are pleasing to the eye, but are in actuality quite planned. Like a Sudoku puzzle. I love these puzzles and wondered to myself if I couldn't just design an afghan or throw using Sudoku as my pattern and ROYGBIV as my colorway with a little black and white thrown in for contrast.


I'm thinking 81 9x9 inch squares. What I haven't been able to decide yet is whether or not to intarsia the number that are given.

13 comments:

  1. Very cool idea!! And welcome to the Momma to a Boy ring. :)

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  2. Thank you and thank you. We'll have to see if reality is in tune with my imagination on this one.

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  3. OK....now this is brilliant. And fun.

    How is it working out?

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  4. This is brilliant! I might borrow this idea to plan out my next quilt.

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  5. You are completely insane.

    I like that.

    Thank goodness someone was crazy enough to think of this.

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  6. I came over from January One -- I had to see this idea. And it's totally brilliant! I love it! I can't wait to see it in progress.

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  7. Love it! But I wouldn't do ROYGBIV. How about a nice colorway?

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  8. kellee - I left you a message on your blog. How on earth did you come across me? I haven't updated in months!

    caro - Oh how I want to learn to quilt. My stepmother makes the most beautiful quilts. Please keep me posted if you do it.

    cate - You gave me just the laugh I needed today.

    laura - My mother and I are going shopping this evening for some pretty yarn. I was going to use up some nasty yarn first, but I just can't wait. You all have motivated me now.

    mrsirb - At the time I posted this I was working with some pretty sock yarn that I ended up hating so I thought about using bright vivid colors. I'm going shopping tonight and will post later what I pick up.

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  9. This is brilliant!

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  10. Wow, that is a great idea.

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  11. hey nice blog you have here, its been ages since I found one so interesting. Take a look at mine if you like?
    sudoku

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  12. I do lots of knitting and a little crochet.Made 81 crocet squares - 9 different colours and numbered the colours to correspond with a finished sudoku puzzle. Friend said that I had too much time on my hands! Christine, London.

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  13. Tried doing the ROYGBIV colour scheming. It depends on your puzzle if this pattern works and looks great or not.Still got too much time on my hands and an over-active brain! Christine, London

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