Sam Meech’s Knitted Binary Scarves

Sam Meech’s Knitted Binary Scarves

“Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.” Alan Turning

Sam Meech's Knitted Binary Scarves

These are so cool! The design of each binary scarf encrypts a quotation as a binary code, whereby each 8 stitches represents a letter from the alphabet, using a value ascribed to a character from the ASCII text alphabet.

Sam Meech's Knitted Binary Scarves

Sam says, “I developed the idea and process for a design commission by the ODI for their co-founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 2014 (I kid you not – again I’ll post more about this later). Since then I’ve been creating designs based on quotes that play on the notion of encryption, patterns, binary, or the engagement with machines and technology as part of a creative process.”

Sam Meech's Knitted Binary Scarves

For more details and details on how to get one, visit Sam at here.

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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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