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.

binary stitches #2A_1

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



About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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2 Responses to Binary Stitches

  1. 1marylou says:

    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. KerryCan says:

    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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