Support KnitYak and Get a Unique Mathematically Knit Scarf!

Support KnitYak and Get a Unique Mathematically Knit Scarf!

KnitYak makes custom unique knit scarves and other computationally knit items with mathematical algorithms. Founder Fabienne Serriere is a hand-knitter and mathematician who fell in love with knitting algorithmic computer generated designs. Based in Seattle, she’s looking for funding so she can outfit KnitYak with an industrial knitting machine and “start a new kind of local on-demand textile industry”.

It’s a worthy project that I’d love to see get funded — and being it’s a KickStarter staff pick, it has a good chance!

One of the algorithms she uses is an “elementary cellular automaton” which generates knit patterns which are non-repeating with no noise:


Knit in lace weight merino yarn, double bed jacquard has lovely drape and is not stiff:


Hear more about KnitYak directly from Fabienne via the project’s KickStarter page.

About The Author


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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