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"Dragon Curve Double Knit Scarf," by Rachelle Bouchat (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA)

Merino Wool Yarn, 137 x 18 cm, 2015

This double knit scarf brings together the recursive construction of a fractal, the dragon fractal, as well as the recursive construction of an integer sequence, the Fibonacci sequence. The main panels of the scarf are based on a pattern developed from the eleventh iteration of the dragon fractal. Moreover, the striping pattern in between the main panels is illustrative of the Fibonacci sequence with color changes after 1 row, after another 1 row, after 2 rows, after 3 rows, after 5 rows, and with another color change after 8 rows. As this is a double knit pattern, the back side of the scarf is shown in the reverse color pattern. --- Rachelle Bouchat

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American Mathematical Society