Knitting Textures

The Knitting Map is a hand knitted cartography of Cork City during 2005. Stiches and yarn colour were generated by software linked to how busy the city was (stitch) and the weather (yarn colour) This information was fed through to a knitting amphitheatre where screens indicated to knit this stitch in this colour on this particular day. A weather station documented temperature, wind speed and rainfall and this data was then linked to the colour of yarn. A series of CCTV cameras in Cork City Centre documented movement of traffic / people and this was linked to complexity of stitch – the busier the city the more complex the stitch, and the quieter, the simpler. 

Yarn colours: Lavender, Devon Blue, Indigo, Amethyst, Heather, Ivy, Eucalyptus, Putty, Khaki, Dusky Rose, Burgundy, Glencoe, Ivory Cream, Naturelle, Sand, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Biscuit, Stone, Storm Cloud 

Stitches: Garter Stitch, Stocking Stitch, Reverse Stocking Stitch, 1X1 Rib, 2X2 Rib, Wide RibGarter Ridge StitchLarge Garter Stitch RidgeBasket Weave 4X4, Basket Weave 6X6Large Basket PatternReverse Stocking Stitch CheckMoss Stitch, Irish (Double) Moss Stitch, Large Honeycomb Pattern, 1X1 Cable, 8 stitch cable, 6 Stitch CableMoss Zigzag Pattern, Ladder of Life with Cables, Honeycomb Cable, Open Honeycomb Cable, Wavy Cable, Diamond and Moss Stitch Cable, Big and Little Cable, Interlocking Twist.