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Computers Learn to Knit

I always watch for great knitting in the movies. Not that I see it that frequently.  But sometimes a sweater appears on the silver screen that makes me go “Oooooh!  Now why didn’t I think of that!”  and I completely lose track of the dialogue for a few moments while …

A Saga & A Book Review

They sucked me in.  I had no choice.  It was the title: Making Mathematics with Needlework; Edited by Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Carolyn Yackel. And the cover.  Two knitted donuts accompanied by two wooden needles and two balls of yarn.  The symmetry and balance were head turning. Oh yes.  Those toruses …

Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 2

Where We Are – The first tutorial covered some basics:  tool locations, opening an image, basic formatting, and how to get your chart onto paper.  This time we are going to go a little further and actually alter the image before we place a grid over the top and convert …

Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 1

What We Are Talking About: As knitters, we are compelled to be visual artists and big picture thinkers.  We look at a pattern or a yarn, and have a vision of what the finished object must look like, how it must fit, who it will be for, how much effort …

Topology for Knitters

Spoilers:  Have you ever wondered why sleeves come in so many shapes?  Why it is possible to take one design and size it from new born to extra-large adult?  Why color charts can be worked flat and circularly?  Why, even though there are sixteen different ways to make knit and …

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