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Title: Perfectly Simple
Artist and Designer: Susan Goldstine
Materials: Debbie Bliss baby-weight cashmerino yarn
Artist’s Statement: A squared rectangle–that is, a rectangle
tiled by squares–is simple if it contains no smaller squared rectangles and
perfect if no two squares are the same size. This piece is a crochet representation
of the smallest simple perfect squared rectangle. It was inspired by Kathy
Merrick’s Babette Blanket pattern, which makes a squared rectangle that is
neither simple nor perfect but does feature squares of many diﬀerent sizes.
Perfectly Simple features a 32 x 33 rectangle divided into nine squares of
side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18. The size of each square is
the number of striped bands within the square.