It’s Crochet Theory!

March 1, 2006

Dear Editor,
This letter is in regards to the article, Knit Theory, in the March 2006 issue of Discover Magazine, http://www.discover.com/issues/mar-06/features/knit-theory/. I would just like to point out that Daina Taimina’s hyperbolic displays are crocheted and not knit. There is a huge difference between crocheting and knitting, although they do both use yarn. Knitting is done with two needles, whereas crocheting is done with one hook. The results of knitting and crocheting are quite different, as well. To state the title of the article as being “Knit Theory” is like titling an article on humans, “Ape Theory.” Genetically, we are quite similar and probably to microorganisms apes and humans are the same. However, to humans we differ too greatly to be called apes. The art of crochet is too different to be called knit. The correct title should have been, “Crochet Theory.”

Ran into an article about crochet, blatantly titled knit, while doing research for my Microbiology class…just can’t get away from the fiber arts and of course my little personality just can’t let that be….no sir-e-bob, I must write a letter to the editor. šŸ™‚



  1. Wendy, you go!! Put crochet on the freakin’ map. It is overlook too often. Crochet is an artform and it needs to acknowledge as so.
    Awesome letter! =)

  2. Good for you!–>

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