With Pat and Steve at your side, you can truly forget about conventional knitting patterns and follow your imagination where ever it leads you. Your students will begin absorbing and delighting in geometric and mathematical relationships without even noticing that’s what they are doing. They will also being to love the time they spend knitting simply because they can follow their own inspiration so easily.
Happily and heavily illustrated throughout, with a section of color plates showcasing some of Pat’s creations, Woolly Thoughts brings you everything you need for a lifetime of discovering the joys knitting and mathematics. This is a book that students and teachers will love equally— each will discover their knitting and their mathematical skills just get better and better, one stitch at a time!
A beautiful way to unite handwork with mathematics!
Here’s the revolutionary way to knit— easy, fun, and foolproof! You can make your own rules and mix your own colors, and you can’t go wrong. All you have to do is master a single stitch. The easy techniques in Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer’s illustrated book will show you how to make patchwork squares that you can assemble to create colorful sweaters of your own design.
More than 100 drawings and diagrams, plus four pages in full color, illustrate the step-by-step instructions for casting on, knitting, casting off, and sewing up. Even if you’ve never knitted before, you’ll be able to make a sweater after reading the first section. If you’re an experienced knitter, you’ll find hundreds of ideas for designs, yarns, and textures. The possibilities are endless, and the more you explore, the more inventive you’ll become.
Written by two mathematics teachers—one a keen knitter, the other an illustraton— Woolly Thoughts uses mathematical principles to make knitting in squares work every time. Everything you make will be the right size, no matter how tightly or loosely you knit. Forget about conventional knitting patterns, and give your imagination free rein with Ashforth and Plummer’s patchwork knitting method.