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1 Math in Art Inverses with Knitting Ms. Curran

2 Introduction Inverses are used in math all of the time. Encarta Dictionary within Microsoft Word (2003) defines an inverse to be the “opposite to or reversing something” Inverses are used in math all of the time. Encarta Dictionary within Microsoft Word (2003) defines an inverse to be the “opposite to or reversing something” In math, the inverse of addition is subtraction, the inverse of multiplication is division, the inverse of a positive number is a negative integer, etc. In math, the inverse of addition is subtraction, the inverse of multiplication is division, the inverse of a positive number is a negative integer, etc.

3 Knitting Knitting is the process of joining loops with the use of two needles or a machine. Knitting is the process of joining loops with the use of two needles or a machine. There are two types of main stitches in knitting; a knit and purl stitch. For every knit stitch that is created, in the back a purl stitch is created. There are two types of main stitches in knitting; a knit and purl stitch. For every knit stitch that is created, in the back a purl stitch is created.

4 Knitting History A type of knitting called crossed knitting was the earliest form of knitting. (Crowe) A type of knitting called crossed knitting was the earliest form of knitting. (Crowe) A Egyptian pair of crossed knitted socks that date back to between the 3 rd and 6 th century AD are the oldest ever found knitted wear. (Crowe) A Egyptian pair of crossed knitted socks that date back to between the 3 rd and 6 th century AD are the oldest ever found knitted wear. (Crowe) What makes crossed knitting different from today’s knitting, is that crossed knitting only used one knitting needle. (Crowe) What makes crossed knitting different from today’s knitting, is that crossed knitting only used one knitting needle. (Crowe) The oldest discovery of regular knitting dates back to 1100 AD in Egypt. It was a pair of patterned socks. (Crowe) The oldest discovery of regular knitting dates back to 1100 AD in Egypt. It was a pair of patterned socks. (Crowe)

5 Knitting History Continued “The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery by Mildred Graves Ryan says that most historians agree that knitting was probably spread by (probably male) Arabian sailors and merchants who traveled throughout the Mediterranean.” Crowe “The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery by Mildred Graves Ryan says that most historians agree that knitting was probably spread by (probably male) Arabian sailors and merchants who traveled throughout the Mediterranean.” Crowe During the th century, families were responsible for helping out with the knitting for the family. Things like socks, stockings, sweaters and such were made by both children and adults alike. During the th century, families were responsible for helping out with the knitting for the family. Things like socks, stockings, sweaters and such were made by both children and adults alike. The Knitting Girl by William- Adolphe Bouguereau, 1869 The Knitting Girl by William- Adolphe Bouguereau, 1869William- Adolphe Bouguereau1869William- Adolphe Bouguereau1869

6 Madonna Knitting, by Bertram of Minden Madonna Knitting, by Bertram of Minden sketch of a shepherd knitting, while watching his flock sketch of a shepherd knitting, while watching his flock.

7 Knitting Now Knitting is a hobby that is becoming popular again. People of all ages are taking up the hobby and making themselves and friends things like scarves, hats, socks, sweaters, etc. Knitting is a hobby that is becoming popular again. People of all ages are taking up the hobby and making themselves and friends things like scarves, hats, socks, sweaters, etc.

8 Just a few of my Art Projects

9 Resources Crowe, Tracy “An Early History of Knitting” of-Knitting&id= Retrieved July 27, 2010 Crowe, Tracy “An Early History of Knitting” of-Knitting&id= Retrieved July 27, of-Knitting&id= of-Knitting&id= The History of Knitting itting The History of Knitting itting


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