Warp & Weave

Fibonacci 2 Gradient


The Fibonacci 2 gradient creates stripes in the Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34, etc. where each number is created by adding the two previous numbers together. The numbers alternate between Color 1 and Color 2.

When you select the Fibonacci 2 from the drop-down list, the following options become available:

Fibonacci 2 options

You can see that your Gradient is already happening in the draft.  From this point, you can change colors as described above, or play with how the gradient works.

Changing Scale

Scale increases or decreases the number of threads in each group by multiplying the base Fibonacci sequence by a constant number. At the smallest scale, the stripes follow the basic Fibonacci sequence 1,1,2,3,5,8, etc. At the next largest scale setting, all the numbers are multiplied by two, and the stripes progress in width from 2,2,4,6,10,16, and so on.

In the image below, the scale has been increased:

Fibonacci 2 scale

“Reversed” Check Box

Reversed changes the order of the Fibonacci sequence from left to right (small to big stripes) to right to left.

Fibonacci 2 reversed

Show Opposite Side

Show Opposite Side does just that. In twills or complex drafts, it’s always a good idea to look at the other side of the fabric.

show the opposite side

When you’re happy with your Gradient, click the Save Colors button to return to the regular Color Editor window, where your gradient is now loaded and ready for you to save or change as you like.