The science of knitting, unpicked

Dating back more than 3,000 years, knitting is an ancient form of manufacturing, but Elisabetta Matsumoto of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta believes that understanding how stitch types govern shape and stretchiness will be invaluable for designing new "tunable" materials. For instance, tissuelike flexible material could be manufactured to replace biological tissues, such as torn ligaments, with stretchiness and sizing personalized to fit each individual.

The science of knitting, unpicked

Dating back more than 3,000 years, knitting is an ancient form of manufacturing, but Elisabetta Matsumoto of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta believes that understanding how stitch ...

Wed 6 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Physicists are decoding math-y secrets of knitting to make bespoke materials

Different stitch types determine stretchiness, shape of final knitted product.

Fri 8 Mar 19 from Ars Technica

Knitting our way into the future: how a centuries-old practice can revolutionize material science

We rarely think about it, but knitting is an incredibly complex phenomenon -- one that researchers are trying to use to design better materials.

Wed 6 Mar 19 from ZME Science

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