A further try: Composing knitted patterns by playing on a multi-input device

Jiahua Zhang, George Baciu, Shuang Liang, Cheng Liang, Jinlian Hu

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Abstract

Knitted fabrics are widely used in clothing because of their elasticity, comfort and recovery properties as well as diversity in pattern design and texture. Up of one yarn only. Creating a knitted pattern, especially a hand knitted pattern is a cumbersome task in the textile industry. In this paper, we extend our previous try on composition of weaving pattern by music playing to knitted pattern. We propose a direct piano-like playing scheme for composing knitted patterns on multi-input devices rather than the synthesized modes for weaving patterns in our previous try. Taking weft-knits as examples, discrete notes on the treble staff are translated into a sequence of signatures of knit stitches and discrete notes in the bass staff are translated into a sequence of signatures of purl stitches. A summation tone is translated into multiple knit, purl and slip stitches. Artists can use their right hand to knit and their left hand to purl across the needles in cooperation. The sequences of knit and purl stitches become the notes on the full gamut of shafts and treadles. Our results show that we are able to compose a family of knitted patterns in a similar way to playing a basic instrument such as a piano in a relatively short time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of VRCAI 2011
Subtitle of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications to Industry
Pages347-350
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event10th International Conference on Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI'11 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 11 Dec 201112 Dec 2011

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI'11
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period11/12/1112/12/11

Keywords

  • Cloth simulation
  • Knitted pattern
  • Multi-touch
  • Yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications

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