Knitting and Physics

Dr. Elizabetta Matsumoto is working on a 5-year project to investigate the mathematics and mechanics of knitting. In a New York Times article, Siobhan Roberts, reports that "Dr. Matsumoto is developing a knit theory: an alphabet of unit-cell stitches, a glossary of stitch combinations, and a grammar governing the knitted geometry and topology..." And that's only the beginning, her research findings could be applied to areas as diverse as wearable technology or computer animation. Whether you loved math and physics in school or flunked the courses, read Dr. Matsumoto's story and watch your knitting take on a whole new meaning. Learn More -