Binary Stitches

Since I live in Silicon Valley, why not design with Binary Stitches©.  What are Binary Stitches©? Knit and purl stitches defined as bit or bytes offer a multitude of ‘new’ knitting stitches, which I refer to as Binary Stitches©.

Each week on my blog I’ll  introduce a new pattern swatch.  So, here is the first example of many more yet to be discovered.

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Photo credit: Mary Lou Fall

The above-pictured swatch has not been blocked because I did not want to flatten the texture of the surface.

Binary Stitch Pattern #1©

The swatch is knit with a smooth worsted-weight yarn using  US Size 7 needles.  Knit the stitch pattern at least three times through to fully enjoy  the stitch pattern.

18 st pattern repeat

CO 36 sts

Row 1:  K2, P3, K3, P2, K3, P3, P2

All even rows:  Knit the stitches as they present themselves.

Row 3:  K1, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, K1, K2, P1, K1

Row 5:  P1, K7, P2, K7, P1

Row 7: P2, K1, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K1, P2

Row 9:  K2, P4, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P4, K2

Row 10: End with this row.

Copyright © 2016 by Mary Lou Fall



Author: knitorious

Creating surface design on fabric through the use of mobile photography.

2 thoughts on “Binary Stitches”

  1. Yes, but I’m collaborating with my husband on this concept, who wrote a patent on binary encoding. I don’t use a computer to come up with the stitch patterns.


  2. What an interesting idea! I wish I understood the binary code concept better, to really appreciate this. Does the code/pattern used mean something the can be translated into words?


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