Janelle Shane @JanelleCShane Research Scientist in optics. Plays with neural networks. Avid reader, writer, and player of Irish flute. she/her. wandering.shop/@janellecshane Apr. 22, 2018 1 min read

I am absolutely floored. HMSChicago sent me this scarf, made of 20 SkyKnit-generated patterns that she debugged & knit herself. Loook at it!

She included a key to the 20 SkyKnit patterns in the scarf. And all her mods are on her project page. This is such a work of art.  https://www.ravelry.com/projects/HMSChicago/skyknit-the-collection-11 

When I started the SkyKnit project, I didn't know what to expect. These knitters have amazed me with their ingenuity and generosity.
More on SkyKnit:  http://aiweirdness.com/post/173096796277/skyknit-when-knitters-teamed-up-with-a-neural 
Image: Pitsilised Koekirjad Cushion Sampler Poncho - Maeve

While I'm on the subject of amazing knitting/technology mashups, check out these scarves by @KnitYak / @fbz .
The cellular automata patterns are so cool.

Someone pointed out that SkyKnit's "ditherbing" pattern produces a hyperbolic surface:
You can see the characteristic ruffling in BarbS0201's version.
Crocheting/knitting has turned out to be one of the best ways to visualize these.  http://www.theiff.org/oexhibits/oe1e.html 

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