Knitting Custom Algorithms on Scarves
on 12 July 2015
Fabienne Serriere, a skilled hardware hacker and knitter who lives in Seattle, has programmed her KnitYak knitting machine to create various patterns via algorithms. She mastered this skill after six months of experimenting, and can now create beautiful, elaborate designs with her 30-year old knitting machine. She uploads the knitting patterns to her machine and writes each processing script that gives her various pattern results, and each of these algorithms is seeded randomly to ensure that each knitted pattern is one-of-a-kind and personalized. Serriere is on Kickstarter and if fully funded, she will be able to fulfill her dream of opening a local textile manufacturing business.