Icelandic composer, Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, uses knitting pattern to write music!

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Icelandic composer uses knitting pattern to write score
By Jane Shilling
01 Apr 2013

Not so long ago, knitting was a near-obsolete craft skill, exercised only by doughty aunts. But something stirred in the purlieus of tricot: suddenly, knitting became not just the hobby of chic young urbanites, but an occupation with intellectual heft. Websites sprang up on mathematical knitting (woollythoughts.com). And in 2008, a young Icelandic composer was knitting a shawl when an idea struck her.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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