Saturday, April 18, 2015

Knitting Escher Patterns

Check out The Aperiodical - a virtual meeting-place for people who already know they like maths and would like to know more - for tips on how to recreate M. C. Escher patterns in knitted textiles. I think this caliber of project may be a bit beyond my skill level, but perhaps one day I will give this a try!  

Written by Katie Steckles
Originally posted September 4, 2012 in Arty Maths

"Following on from our maths/knitting post earlier this month, we’ve found a knitting blog full of knitted MC Escher designs. The famously mathematical graphic artist MC Escher was king of tessellating designs with repeated fish, birds and other animals.

Jana, who writes the blog in question, has taken on the formidable challenge of creating knitting patterns for a variety of different Escher designs and not without a deal of success. The designs are all hand-knitted and are ridiculously intricate: while some are made from separate shapes stitched together, there are some which are knit in rows with two colours, using a pattern of her own design. Much maths and knitting respect is due.

All posts on her site tagged with ‘Escher’ can be found here;  particularly noteworthy are a blanket with a fish design, and some beautiful cushions.

(via Rudy Rucker and Edmund Harris on Twitter)"

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