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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 …

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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