Phoenix is a flat city with an equally uninteresting street layout. So why, then, is its grid classified as ‘iconic’? Well, it’s the closest thing you will find to absolute perfection. Streets run north, south, east and west, with every eight numbered streets equaling exactly one mile. As a result, the distance between 16th and 32nd streets is exactly two miles. Not impressed? Consider that “adjustments” at various points in the grid account for the curvature of the earth. One of the only major roads that doesn’t adhere to the grid runs— get this—at a 45-degree angle to the rest of the streets. Yeah, this is a city to admire.

There are other cities about 8 of them, Copenhagen is stunning with its grid and Toronto and Barcelona follow closely.

These cities always fascinated me in my travels and this next shawl aims to copy a grid navigation city even when starting at the centre of a circle.

I never got lost in these places and found them orderly and calm. This shawl follows this Grid system and is a square within a square.

Fingering wool is called for and it’s been lovely to create my design in hand dyed Gotland Fingering from The Grey Sheep Co the colour Changing Courses which is aptly named for this design

Look at these colours
Adding the Bead as Knitting
The City Grids

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About Chrissie

Hi I reside in the UK,I am an avid felter,knitter,and teach wire jewelry, Author of 10books and Co-author of a felting book and create various knittting kits, felting tutorials. 2021 Teaching Please email tba 2020 Teaching Le Fil de la Manche TBA Bogense. CANCELLED Copenhagen CANCELLED 2019 teaching Le Fil de la Manche Bogense Copenhagen Taught on the Baltic cruise with Craft Cruises Taught LochNessKnitFest 2016 2017 2018 Taught In Fano Denmark in 2011.2013,2014,2015,2016 2017, 2018 Appeared in Handmade in Britain published November 2011. Teaching at Creative Felting Gathering Festival 2012 Teaching felting and surface design at Arbruzzo School of Creative Art October 2013. UK Representative for the Surface Design Association Exhibited in McGuiness Gallery Bishop Auckland Exhibited in Bowes Gallery,Barnard Castle. Exhibited Strikke Festival Fano 2015 Felting Designs and Knitting Designs Shop at