Friday, June 1, 2012

knitwear : patterns

Ever wonder what a machine knitting pattern looks like? Here are the two I designed and used for my knitwear final.

Intarsia pattern for the honeycomb graphic
Tuck pattern for the honeycomb texture

These are knitting machine punch cards. The machine (though not truly a "machine" as it does not run on electricity, it is all manual) reads the holes on the cards to determine where the needles will be placed on the bed. While we have learned how it works, it still seems like magic to me. 


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