Design of a nature-like fractal celebrating warp knitting

Loe Feijs, Marina Toeters, Jun Hu and Jihong Liu
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 369–372 Short Papers


In earlier work we created a new textile pattern which was derived from the well-known houndstooth pattern which originates from weaving with twill binding. The new pattern became interesting, both mathematically and aesthetically because it was a fractal. Now we are turning our attention to another basic fabric construction method: warp-knitting. We develop a recursive algorithm and explore the properties of the result. We also develop an attractive fashion item based on the new pattern, to be presented at Bridges.