Quick Patara Update

RickeScott's picture

If you are following my adventures, I leave tomorrow evening via bus to Istanbul. While in Patara I really struggled with getting a decent looking equalateral triangle, knitted flat from the outside in. Finally got the decreases to look good (thanks Mario), but then agonized over the center finish. After many false starts, I finally have something that I can live with.
'Triangles?', you may ask... While researching on the net for different hexagon designs, I saw a mention that triangles could be used between hexagons. Well, of course they can and I decided to try it.
So, while I haven't made a lot of progress, I've learned about many different methods of decreasing and have come to appreciate how difficult it is to devise a really good looking design. So my hat is off to Norah Gaughan. I2m using one of her hexagon designs again.
Will post pics when I get home.

Comments

ronhuber's picture

Have a great trip and good luck on your designing.

MMario's picture

Why not go with Octogons and squares? It would make life a lot simpler....

Isn't it pentagons that need triangles between them? I though hexagons nested with no spare space. (attempting to visualize this - but the mindscreen is blank.)

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RickeScott's picture

No, you are absolutely right. Hexagons fit together very nicely. But to spread out the design,I decided to try the triangles. Now that I've ironed out the bugs, I think it will be very nice. Pics coming shortly...