Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm on a Hyperbolic roll again!

Well...it had to happen sooner or later. I hadn't made any Hyperbolic Crochet for quite some time and I was missing the fun of creating these forms. If you haven't tried it yet you must! Have a look at the Institute for Figuring to get some background information, it's fascinating!


This is a multi-coloured Hyperbolic form, that I created by using 8ply yarn with a 4.5mm hook. I went with a bright centre, and had good advice to have a white 'rim' as a contrast. What amazes me is how the colour almost totally disappears when just one row of white is added.



I used a simple DC (Double Crochet = US Single Crochet) stitch, and increased every 2nd stitch. This made the form crenellate quite quickly, each row takes around 50% longer to complete than the previous row.

Here is another form I just finished, it's not as crenellated as the rate of increase I used was 1 in 3 stitches.



4 comments:

goooooood girl said...

i like......

clarabog said...

Thanks for the link to The Institute for Figuring. A great accompaniment to my morning coffee! I love your white border. The variations could be endless..... omg, I think I'm salivating.... time to reach for the crochet hook. :)

Nettie said...

That's alright! I was excited too when I found the Institute for Figuring's website. I hope you found an article they have on Hyperbolic space, very interesting.

Pick up that hook! Give it a go!

Tracy Zager said...

Hi Nettie! Your hyperbolic crochet is so beautiful. I'm writing a professional book for elementary school teachers about teaching math better, to be published in 2015 by Stenhouse (stenhouse.com). I am summarizing the story of Dr. Taimina and the IFF and the crocheted coral reef. It's such a great way to show the relationships between math and the world and how we can use math as a powerful force for social change. I'm on the hunt for some lovely pictures to show. If you'd be open to sharing one of your pictures, would you please let me know? It's for a good cause. :) Thank you very much, Tracy. tracyzager@gmail.com