String length  mathematical solution
by lele97 


Hey, people!


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by kleinevos (moderator) 

It might be too simple like this, because forwardbackward and backwardforward knots take more string than regular forward or backward knots. Plaid patterns also take more string than other patterns I think.


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by lele97 

I know, that's why I'm unsure about it, and of course it is useful only for smaller patterns (or patterns, where most of strings are used for same amount of knots, like #9001 or #60267, because most of the strings (maybe all of them) will be the same length).


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by Mistalcreth 

Oh man, it would be brilliant if this was built in to this site. 

RE: String length  mathematical solution
by lele97 

It would, but I guess it's a little too complicated and it need some testing with different string types/patterns etc. :)


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by elizabeth_s 

I think it doesn't need to be this complicated though. Once you've made a few bracelets you realise that the strings are pretty much the same length for any bracelet.


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by lele97 

I think it's different for everyone  when I was a beginner, I wanted to know how long strings will I need  the more accurate, the better :)


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by kleinevos (moderator) 

I've tried your formula in two different bracelets so far, and I must say it surprised me how accurate it is! It looks like bf and fbknots also don't take much more string than regular knots, but both patterns didn't have a lot of them so I can't say for sure yet.


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by lele97 

Thank you for trying it :)


RE: String length  mathematical solution
by Ukiedancer 

I'd like to use it with my next bracelet! I didn't do it with the one I currently working on, because I don't want to run short of string in case the calculations didn't work out. 

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