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10 Stunning Fibonacci Shawl Knitting Patterns

Years ago I created a design using the Fibonacci sequence. I can’t remember what the pattern was, however, I do remember I really enjoyed working on it.

If you are unfamiliar with the Fibonacci sequence as well as the Golden Ratio, Mathisfun does an excellent job of explaining it in simple terms. Here’s what they have to say in a nutshell.

Fibonacci Sequence Photo Credit: Wikipedia

“The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ...

The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.

  • The 2 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1 1)

  • The 3 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1 2),

  • And the 5 is (2 3),

  • and so on!”

Yesterday, while catching up on my reading, I came across an article from Smithsonian Magazine. It talked about how the Fibonacci sequence affects the stock market.

The article (worth reading) reminded me of the knitting project made long ago. I wondered if any other knitters have used the Fibonacci sequence in their designs.

Guess what? They have!

I did a little research and found some stunning and creative Fibonacci sequence shawls that I think you will love.

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10 Gorgeous Fibonacci Shawl Knitting Patterns

#1. Fibonacci and Fan Shawl Knitting Pattern

Fibonacci and Fan is a great big crescent hug of soothing garter stitch stripes, arranged according to the Fibonacci number sequence to keep you on your toes.

The shawl is knit from the top down, and finished with Old Shale lace for a scalloped edge.

Using fingering weight yarn

Designed by Michele Bernstein

#2. Fibonacci Golden Spiral Shawl Knitting Pattern

The Fibonacci sequence is often used in color knitting, but this shawl uses the sequence to create the golden spiral shape through lace increases. You will notice the Fibonacci numbers running all through the pattern, from the stitch count, to the number of increases, to the number of stitches knit or purled straight.

This produces a very unique shawl shape that has one side straight and the other very flouncy and flirty. It can be worn many different ways.

Uses fingering weight yarn

Designed by Kimberly Golynskiy

#3. Phi Shawl Knitting Pattern

The Golden Ratio, or Phi, represents harmony in nature, art and mathematics, and embodies the human perception of beauty.

This asymmetric shawl harmoniously blends two colors to the Golden Mean, and then back again, using the Fibonacci sequence to determine the width of the stripes and their relation one to the next … All knitting, always pleasing, with a graphic , and harmonious result.

Uses fingering weight yarn

Designed by Jennifer Dassau

#4. Sumu Shawl Knitting Pattern

Sumu is a triangular shawl with stripes following the Fibonacci sequence with minor modifications. The shawl is knit top-down in garter stitch, starting from the neck. Sumu means fog in Finnish.

The size is customizable to some extent, and will also depend on the row gauge via the yarn and needles chosen, yet the shawl will in most cases be large.

Uses lace weight yarn

Designed by Eeva Kesäkuu

#5. Fibonacci Boomerang Shawl Knitting Pattern

This shawl features a boomerang shape (also known as banana shape or heart shape). It is worked in simple garter stitch. The special effect is achieved with stripes in two colors, which vary in width according to the Fibonacci sequence.

In other words, this shawl is started at the right corner and grows diagonally by using strategically placed in- and decreases. The stripes n the first color get smaller while those in the second color get wider. At the center of the shawl this sequence is reversed. Finally some small stripes are worked which also allow you to use up as much of your yarn as possible.

Uses lace weight yarn

Designed by Stefanie Bold

#6. Spaghetti with Double Fibonacci Knitting Pattern

Spaghetti with double Fibonacci is an original, beautiful and easy to make shawlette. The border looks a bit like three-color spaghetti noodles and the stripes on the body of the shawlette are composed into two beginnings of Fibbonacci’s sequence.

The remaining part of the shawlette is nothing more than knit stitches. Pattern is very easy to learn by heart after three repetitions you won’t have to use it at all.

Uses sport weight yarn

Designed by Agata A. Piasecka

#7. Fibo Sequence Shawl Knitting Pattern

Fibo(nacci) Sequence is a triangle shawl with Fibonacci stripes. It’s big and cozy in the main version, at 72” in wingspan, but the .PDF contains both explicit instructions for the project shown and an extra tutorial/set of number keys to serve as inspiration for at least four other options, ranging from kerchief-sized to even bigger.

Uses fingering weight yarn
Designed by Nick Davis

#8. Fibonacci Shawlette Knitting Pattern

The Fibonacci Shawlette is simply shaped by knitting sideways, from point to point, in garter stitch with increases and decreases worked along the bottom edge.

The semi-random stripes of scrap yarn add interest, but the stripe’s adherence to the numbers of the Fibonacci sequence that shows up so often in classical design and proportion helps to keep the chaos in check.

Uses fingering weight yarn

Designed by Rebecca Minner

#9 Fibonacci Neckerchief Free Knitting Pattern

This is a piece both easy to knit, and useful as a head covering, neckerchief, or shawl.

The crescent shape wings allow it to drape attractively around the shoulders, while the Shetland lace bind off (similar to a 2-stitch I-cord) gives the long outer edge just enough heft.

Uses fingering weight yarn

Designed by Elizabeth McCarten

#10. Fibonerdy Shawl Knitting Pattern

This shawl is an exaggerated crescent worked in garter stitch from the nape outwards. The shape is the result of its long tab beginning, occasional increases at the center, and regular increases at each side. There is also a dropped yarn over at the edge to make sure it is soft and elastic.

Pattern calls for two skeins of fingering weight yarn while the edge is easily adjusted to be worked longer or shorter in alternate colors.

Uses fingering weight yarn

Designed by Kourtney Robinson

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