May 21, 2013

Leftover Pi


Pi Socks
 Striped socks are fun to knit and fun to wear. And they are a great way to use up bits of leftover yarn.
But unless you knit an equal number of rows for each stripe, it is surprising difficult to plan a pleasing arrangement of stripes of varying widths - unless, that is, you have a mathematical mind and the ability to problem solve using numerical formulas!
These socks was designed by Susan Gutperl by truncating the numerical value of pi to fifty decimal places and adding the number one to each of those digits. I don't know about you, but when I am trying to think of a way to use my yarn in a pleasing fashion, truncating the value of pi isn't the first solution that comes to mind! It works beautifully.
Clever lady. Here's her blog -  soozasknitting.
Pattern: Pi Socks
Designer: Susan Gutperl
Yarn:  Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Ultimo (2504); Opal Uni Solid (anthracite);
            Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (cranberry)
Needles: Circular - 2.25 mm





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Brenda said...

I have to start knitting more single color socks instead of self-striping so that I have left overs to do this with. I love this color combination!