Including (but not limited to) Spirograph, Velocipede's Cycloidal Scribbling-Engine, fractals, atmospheric optics, letterpress, printmaking, fruits and vegetables I have known, and sundry shiny & diverse objects.
Oooh, there’s a technique for making a line of knitted horizontal stitches! (Warning: PDF link.) That answers a question I’ve been contemplating for some time now.
It also means I can do this:
Still a ways to go before I have HELLO WORLD, but it’s a start.
Anonymous said: i know you said you didn't use a pattern for the sierpinski things but could you explain the method you use?
Someday I really will get around to making a properly formatted pattern and sticking it on Ravelry or someplace. Goodness only knows when I’ll get a chance to do that, though. In the meantime, let me see if I can use a crude ASCII-fied diagram to explain. Here is the basic unit of knitted Sierpinski:
The lines of purl stitches happen on wrong-side rows (or in what would otherwise be plain knit rounds, if you’re knitting in the round).
Also, check out the Sierpinski Gasket Shawl on Ravelry. As far as I can tell, it’s very similar to what I’ve done, and somebody has already done the work of turning it into a pattern.
lndshrk said: How long does a doily take to make?
It depends on how big it is, and also how complex the stitch patterns are. The ones I’ve made so far have each taken a couple of days or a week. There was one tiny coaster-sized one that only took half an afternoon, and one ridiculously complicated monster using tiny thread and tiny needles (Trollblume) that took several weeks off and on.