2D Knitting

Research into the structure of traditional knitting led to an algorithm that utilizes the interlocking loop structure in sheet fabrication, that could be executed through laser cutting. The stitch shown to the right was designed to overcome the problem of increasing or decreasing rows, which in traditional knitting would require the structure to cross back over itself, but which is unachievable in laser cutting. Worked closely with then MIT and Pratt Institute Professor, Carrie Mcknelly, to develop a system which could generate a 2D laser cutting pattern for any 3D form to be constructed from this 2D knitting technique. This system included structural analysis run through Karamba and Millipede to create an appropriate density of connections to match patterns of stress operating through the form.

2017

Knitting Gallery