Friday, June 23, 2017

placemats 3

Three placemats are complete except for bordering. Unfortunately, I don't have enough CotLin to make a fourth one and the linen color is out of stock until August. :-( I ordered skeins of the other three colors but will have to wait to finish the fourth one until the linen is available. I've tried Etsy and Ebay with no luck on the linen.

Here are pictures. I don't know why they are appearing angled differently. I saved them all the same.

Fibonacci #1

Fibonacci #2

Lucas #1


Yarn used is Knit Picks CotLin Pomegranate, Ivy, Linen and Eggplant.

Size is about 12" x 18". They are meant to be used as in the first and third  pictures (Fibonacci and Lucas #1) with the stripes positioned vertically.

The foundation chain is 60. I used my seed stitch pattern. If you want the stripes to go horizontally for use, you'll have to use a longer chain. I would guess about 100 but you'll have to try it to see.

I used a G hook.

Each row takes about 3 yards of yarn. I estimate that 300 yards of each color is needed. Of this particular yarn, that would be 3 skeins each. I used 2 skeins to make the three placemats but remember that they're not bordered. I do have a little left of each color at this point.

I used the Fibonacci and Lucas  number sequences to determine what color to use when. I worked 93 rows.
Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5. Lucas sequence is 2, 1, 3, 4, 7.
Fibonacci #1 uses the color order red, green, tan, purple.
Fibonacci #2 uses the sequence green, red, purple, tan.
Lucas #1 uses the sequence red, green, tan, purple.

The plan for Lucas #2 is to follow the sequence from Fibonacci #2 - greeen, red, purple, tan.

Happy crocheting!