Japanese Knitting Symbols

Monday, June 25th, 2007
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Fleegle’s Blog has a post about Japanese Knitting Symbols that’s quite interesting. She explains how such complicated cable representations as the following make any sense whatsoever.

Complicated Cable Representation

Ah yes, I recognize this cable, although I was taught a slightly different version.

Complicated Cable Representation

The famed ninja cable. Japanese knitting patterns are full of them.

PS: I strongly urge you to spend some time on this post. If your brain hurts, just step back and let your brain’s natural Gestalt grouping ability take over. It’s like one of those Magic Eye posters. Once you see how it works, you won’t be able to un-see it.

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2 Comments to “Japanese Knitting Symbols”

  1. Um, I see you have tagged with Hilarity? the problem with Ninja cables is that they can’t be seen or heard until they are upon you. I like cables with a bit of notice, myself.

    Comment by
    June 25, 2007 @ 3:12 pm
  2. Japanese ninja cables! Awesome!

    I stared at them for a few minutes and…I think I get it! Pretty cool and an amazingly efficient use of space.

    Comment by Yvonne
    June 26, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

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