11 November 2020
Knitting = Math = STEM

This year so many people have taken the time to learn a new hobby or get back into an old one. People have started baking, gardening, arts and crafts and many more.

Knitting is one hobby which initially seems very creative as you get to pick the colours and patterns you want to use to create something. However, knitting is much more mathematical and logical once you get into it. You can even create mathematical shapes in knitting such as a Möbius strip or other shapes that have a continuous surface. When not creating mathematical shapes, if you have a more logical brain, knitting can be easier as you can easily recognise the structure of the knitting which helps when noticing mistakes. Knitting garments generally follows a set of rules regarding construction because there are only so many ways you can turn a 1D object like yarn into something either 2D for a scarf or 3D for a jumper.

What about your hobbies, have you ever wondered how they relate to STEM?

STEM Communication Officer