After finishing the dodecahedron on Saturday I planned on starting another, but then I got to thinking about polyhedrons and how easy it would be to make pretty much any shape. So I poked around Wikipedia and decided the icosahedron, a 20-sided shape, would be the way to go. I cast on Sunday morning, and cast off tonight.

366.22 • icosahedron! (by mintyfreshflavor)

It was fun! I used three colors–though I know it looks like just orange and yellow, the cast on and first row of each pyramid is in red. I will take better photos of the pair of toys in daylight soon.

Yarn: Knit Picks Crayon, in red, orange, and yellow
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm)
Started: Sunday, Jan 20
Finished: Tuesday, Jan 22
Notes: Each of these pyramids is built on a triangle–mine were all 7 stitches to a side. I knit 4 rounds between decrease rounds, except for the last, where I knit 3 rounds. Each pyramid took about 20 minutes to make, and were mindless but fun. The last pyramid, however, was rather unpleasant.

diligence (by mintyfreshflavor)

Took 45 minutes, and made me want to quit! But I’m very happy I persevered. This toy is so much fun!

20 Responses to polygonical

  1. Kirsten says:

    Very, very cool! That last one does look like a doozy!

    I knit your Bainbridge out of homespun. It really is a perfect pattern for letting the yarn shine! Thanks for a great pattern!

  2. Stephanie says:

    These look like so much fun to make. I think I might have to try some for my boys. These definitely look more “house friendly” than the balls they try to throw around. I can’t stop ’em…so I might as well make ’em some that are soft!!!

  3. Kristy says:

    Very cool! I made an (non-pointy) icosahedron out of fabric once. They’re fun :)

    That last triangle looks like it was a pain to knit! I’m glad you suffered through, because the end result is great.

  4. whitney says:

    I love it! And now I think I know what I’ll be doing with all my random yarn leftovers…and I bet my brother and his soon-to-be wife would love them, too (they’re both math teachers). Yay, geometry!

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