Knitted objects

Bill's picture

here are two pics of knitted and crocheted jelleyfish...from a window display in Canada.

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scenter's picture

I was surfing today, and

I was surfing today, and came across a pattern for a jellyfish. I remembered this thread, so I am posting it here for your perusal:
http://tattingmydoilies.blogspot.com/2007/12/atlantic-northeast-xmas-tree-jellyfish.html

albert's picture

Am I the only one who finds

Am I the only one who finds that thing scary?

BuduR's picture

I doubt it, but you seem to

I doubt it, but you seem to scare easily Albert. :) sit, knit, maybe it will all go away
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MasonM's picture

WOW Mason Linux: because a

WOW

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BuduR's picture

They're beautiful, I'm

They're beautiful, I'm still trying to see stitches in there.
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MMario's picture

I think these particular

I think these particular items may have been felted.

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BuduR's picture

but they are so fluffy

but they are so fluffy looking, I would have thought roving molded somehow. I like fluffy, almost as much as I like shiney.

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YugiDean's picture

If you hadn't said they were

If you hadn't said they were knitted and crocheted, I would never have even guessed. It seems so smooth and seamless!

scenter's picture

SInce you asked

SInce you asked Patchworkjester:
It's called hyperbolic knitting/crocheting - you basically increase according to an exponential mathematical law, and voila curved organic shapes.

One of the simplest is:

CO n stitches
Row 1: K
Row 2: K f&b for each stitch, (2n stitches)
Row 3:K
Row 4: K f&b for each stitch (4n stitches)
Odd rows: K
Even Rows: K f&b for each stitch
cont as established until desired length, and BO.

This will give you a curly lettuce/seaweed like object. For this pattern the number of stitches quickly grows to a point where you have to stop. Other patterns grow slower, and so the ruffling is gentler.

Here's how this one grows:
If you CO 2 then row 2 has 4 stitches, row 4 has 8, row 6 has 16, row 8 has 32, row 10 has 64, row 12 has 128, row 14 has 256, row 16 has 512, row 18 has 1024, row 20 has 2048, etc....

superi's picture

I think I've gotten this

I think I've gotten this effect from just not knowing what I was doing.
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MMario's picture

Have you seen the "coral

Have you seen the "coral reef' some math students have done? The only pictures I could find are crocheted coral but in the past I've seen some knitted ones as well.

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ManMadeKnits's picture

How does that even work...?

How does that even work...?