Apr. 29th, 2009

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Here is a dump of my "Mathematical Knitting and Crochet" bookmarks. Included are patterns, galleries, articles, sites, tools, and general discussions of patterns that can be used in knitting and crochet.

Crocheted Möbius Scarf Instructions:
http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/patterns.html?mobius.html

Knitted Möbius Scarf@Everything2.com:
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1387180

Knitted Mobius Scarf, Klein Bottle, and Klein Bottle Hat:
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/klein.txt

Woolly Thoughts:
http://www.woollythoughts.com
This entire site is worth exploring. There are a number of books and pamphlets available describing mathematical designs to knit or crochet in pillows, scarves, shawls, and afghans. The creators of this site also wrote No Pattern Knits, which uses some mathematical techniques.

Priscilla's Probability Pullover:
http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/articles/probability.shtml
Cabled sweater designed with the use of a die

Fibonacci Sequence:
http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/articles/fibonacci_seq.shtml
Ways of using the Fibonacci sequence in your knitting

Homemade Topological Shapes:
http://web.meson.org/topology/
Mobius Strip, Klein Bottle, and Real Projective Plane

Mobius Knitting:
http://www.math.wayne.edu/~isaksen/Expository/vismath-paper/
Explores several methods

Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane:
http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dwh/papers/crochet/crochet.html

Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane: An Interview with David Henderson and Daina Taimina
http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/16/crocheting.php

Crocheting the Lorenz manifold:
http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/staff/hinke/crochet/

The Home of Mathematical Knitting (sarah-marie's mathematical knitting pages):
http://www.toroidalsnark.net/mathknit.html
Möbius bands, Projective Planes, Klein bottles, Other Nonorientable Surfaces, Orientable surfaces, Hyperbolic plane, S3 scarf, Mini-braids. Also has links to more sites, both knitting and other fiber arts

Sierpinski Variations
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~dwildstr/crochet/sierpinski.html
Includes pattern for crocheted hat and a gallery of other crocheted Sierpinski triangles

Fractal Crochet:
http://www.marypat.org/stuff/nylife/020325.html

The Institute for Figuring Gallery of Crocheted Hyperbolic Models:
http://theiff.org/oexhibits/05b.html
With lots of links to other similar stuff

The Institute for Figuring Crochet Coral Reef Project:
http://theiff.org/reef/index.html
Think that only Dale Chihuly can create beautiful artsy seascapes? Think again!

Crafting Geometry (Craft Magazine article - pdf):
http://cdn.oreilly.com/make/craft/01/craftinggeometry.pdf

Random Stripe Generator:
http://www.kissyourshadow.com/stripe_maker.php

Cellular Automaton Knitting with Perl:
http://chicago.pm.org/meetings/20040706/liz-1.html

Tesselated Fish Pattern:
http://knittingarrows.blogspot.com/2006/04/fish-return.html
Here's a picture of something like it:
http://www.rubber-ducky.net/blog/2005/07/fish-blanket-finished-isnt-it.html

Kimberley Chapman's Knitting: Baby's First DNA Model:
http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-gallery.html#dna
aquaeri: a piece of hyperbolic crochet (hyperbolic crochet)
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Welcome to [community profile] intertwined!

I've been combining mathematics and yarn and fibre crafts for as long as I've been doing either, pretty much. They seem like a very natural match to me, and I always find it a bit strange when people treat them as incompatible. I guess mathematics is seen in our culture as very male, and most people think of physics and engineering as the major "users" of mathematics, and these two university disciplines have the highest ratio of male to female students. Conversely, knitting, crochet, lace-making, sewing, quiltmaking and so forth are "feminine" and often treated as trivial and insignificant crafts that couldn't possibly be intellectually challenging. I'd like to find some kindred spirits, and share the joy of mathematical fibre crafts.

Feel free to tell a bit about yourself in comments.

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