Knitting and Pi Day

So, today is Pi Day.  You know … 3.14 …

I found this interesting article about a Pi Blanket, using the first 127 digits of Pi to correspond to a resistor code colour.

So of course I had to look up what a resistor colour code is.  Without getting into all the techie stuff, a resistor code colour is an electronic colour code that measures the resistance of a resistor … okay, enough about that.  Here’s a chart of the codes.

So, basically, it’s a number assigned to a standard colour that corresponds to their measurements.  Why didn’t they just say that? lol

So, back to the Pi Blanket.  If we wanted to make our own Pi Blanket – to be finished by next year – then we can print out the value of Pi (3.14) to however many digits we want.  From Wikipedia, the first 100 digits are:

3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 ..

So the colour sequence for that would be:  brown, yellow, brown, green, white, red, blue, green, orange, green …. you get the idea.

Hmmm…. not a bad idea.  For motifs, maybe a two-round motif.  If just straight crochet or knit, then one row each colour.  *sigh* … another to add to the ideas list … right after the Fibonacci series afghan … more WIPs …

Just got another idea … maybe there’s other codes out there that can be translated into colour, then use the sequence or pattern for crochet and knitting!  ha!  Never ends, doesn’t it? 


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