This pattern, part of Megan-Anne Llama’s year-long knitting project that will honor eight scientists, features a schematic for a Tesla coil.
A subset of knitting culture embraces yarny versions of viruses, bacteria and other biological nasties.
Here’s a salmonella by designer LizzieKnits.
The projects can get quite elaborate, as evidenced by this crocheted bacteriophage virus.
Designer Heatherly Walker, a self-described “daughter, wife and sister of computer geeks,” grew up attending Atari BBS conventions with her father in the 1980s. She now works for a knitting software company.
This design was inspired by the beauty and symmetry of circuits.
Designer Laurel Jorgensen created this pattern to cheer up a nephew abed with strep throat.
Crafters occasionally knit the capacitor with two other patterns, Resisty the Resistor and a yarn light bulb.
Moore’s Law (which posits that microprocessor components double every two years or so) is likely being pushed to its limits with Anna Hrachovec's knitting pattern.