FIGURE OF EIGHT
Just a simple octagon! Or is it?
How many other shapes are there?
Leave off the outer shapes and you have an 8-pointed star.
This was an amalgamation of all our thoughts about shapes with 45 degree angles and the magic of ridges of garter stitch exactly matching up with stitches.
Eight 45 degree angles fit together at a point to make a complete circle. The radiating spokes of this design had to do the same. It was a delightfully simple piece of geometry and an equally simple method of construction.
This is the only photo we have of the star version. Once the other shapes are added it is not possible to go back to the star.
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Figure of Eight
Made in eight sections which are stitched together.
The pattern explains how to make either the octagon or the star to the exact size you want, using the yarn and needles of your choice.
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