Thursday, July 5, 2012
Math and Shells
The last stitch I introduced, the spaced shell stitch, was a variation on the simple shell stitch. Well, I decided to make another variation of the shell stitch, replacing some of the '5 dc' with chains. While I was working on it, I began to wonder how other possibilities would look. After more consideration, I realized that each of the 5 dc could be either a dc, denoted by a 1, or a ch, denoted by a 0. Since there are 2 possibilities for each of 5 different spots, there are 2^5 possibilities, so 32 different combinations to try. Everything from a ch 5 (00000) to the simple shell stitch (11111), and everything in between. I suspect that some of them will look pretty much identical. For example (10000) and (00001) probably look the same. I intend to try the combinations and see what results.