Ms. Belcastro gives a brief history and overview of the uses of knitting to express and explore mathematical concepts, and she discusses and demonstrates the mathematical properties of knitted fabrics. Most interestingly, she talks about the challenges of designing mathematically.
I wish I’d had access to Sarah-Marie’s work when I was studying topology at University – seeing a torus rendered in yarn makes it much easier to understand.
Absolutely not grannies: two young sisters in Tulsa, OK, have kicked off a project to give a little warmth and love to their local police force. Issued with a challenge to spend $1 to make an impact on someone’s life, sisters Savannah and Madeline bought garage sale yarn and are knitting scarves for members of the police. They’ve got schoolfriends, members of their church and staff and customers from a local yarn shop to contribute, too, and they hope to have 100 scarves by the end of the month.