Three New Mathematical Cross Stitch Patterns

  • July 2, 2020
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As I say in my bio, I have a mathematical muse. It seems that every few months that I get new ideas for mathematical patterns. I always want to share these new mathematical cross stitch patterns with others. Maths dovetails with so many interesting crafts like knitting, origami, or art.

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Taxicab Number

There is an infamous story about G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan. While Ramanujan was in the hospital, Hardy came to visit. He said that he had traveled in a taxi-cab with an unremarkable number, 1729. Ramanujan remarked that Hardy was incorrect. In fact, 1729 is the smallest number which is the sum of two cubes in two different ways.

    \[ \(1729 = 1^3 + 12^3 = 9^3 + 10^3\) \]

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1729 the taxicab number mathematical cross stitch bookmark pattern

Taxicab Number (97 downloads)

The Golden Ratio

I figure since there are patterns for pi(π) and for e that the golden ratio deserved its own spotlight.

Digits of the golden ratio mathematical cross stitch pattern
The Golden Ratio (99 downloads)

Alan Turing

I am always looking for new ways to celebrate one of my favorite mathematicians, Alan Turing. I have two patterns so far. One for his teddy bear Porgy. One representing the Enigma Machine.

The newest bookmark that I created is also Alan Turing themed.

158962555217826360000 – The number of combinations of all the possible settings for the Enigma Machine. I did steal this idea from Numberphile.

Combination of Wheels Enigma Machine Cross Stitch Pattern

Enigma Machine - Combinations of Wheels (95 downloads)

What do you think?

If you like these, read this post with 15 different mathematical cross stitch designs.

15 Creative Mathematical Cross Stitch Patterns for Science Communication and Math Enthusiasts