Spira Mirabilis

September 28, 2008

Here’s the latest addition to the Molting Yeti pattern shop – a totally spiral-tastic baby blanket! Alternating between stockinette stitch and simple fishnet lace, this blanket spirals as it grows.

Logarhythmic spirals are really cool – they occur in nature as the shape of spiral galaxies, the arms of cyclones, the paths of hawks to their prey and moths to light bulbs (which is extra cool ’cause moths are really aiming at the moon, which would be a truly gigantical spiral indeed), and the nerves of the cornea. Jakob Bernoulli was fascinated by their properties – especially that the shape of the spiral remains the same as it grows, and called them “spira mirabilis”, which is a pretty awesome name.

If you’d like to make a Mirabilis for a new miracle in your world, head on over to the shop for the pattern.

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One Response to “Spira Mirabilis”

  1. Ellen Bloom Says:

    Beautiful!!You know, there's an ORANGE group on Ravelry. I suggest you join!Ellen B., Los Angelesaka "Agent Orange"


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