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Binary Scarf by knittywitty Binary Scarf by knittywitty
My super-long, super-thick, and super-warm binary scarf!

I got so fed up with this project. It took exactly a year to make start to finish, with approximately a pound of yarn- white and black. It was too complicated for me to move, so for a whole year I was stuck with it taking up room on my desk. To add to my frustrations it also ended up too long- 70 inches!

The numbers are called 'binary' because it has only 1s and 0s. 8-digit binary (what you see here) is also known as computer code. Yes, these numbers actually mean something. No, I won't tell you what it says. But if you crack the code I will be seriously impressed! (Note: if you want to try, then you're going to need more info than you can get from the pictures. Note me!)

I think the pictures are self-explanatory, banning one: the one shaped like a serpent with sticks on the top. That's a picture of the scarf in progress- the sticks are my knitting needles (5- I was knitting in the round) and the hot pink thing is a marker for the end of the round (you may not see it at first glance- it's on the right)

Pattern: [link] but I made some changes.
Yarn: Caron One Pound; one in black and one in white
Needles: Size 9 dpn
Knitted in-the-round for what seemed like eternity.
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MsMindwhirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   General Artist
This is so great and creative! You've probably already heard this; "There are only 10 types of people in this world: Those who understand binary and those who don't."
TG-Rob-555 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hahaha, thats totally wicked!!
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hey, it is brilliant! I've never seen a more beautiful scarf. Sewing is so difficult and it should be treated as another branch of art. As I'm very keen on maths and computer science, I wish I could buy such little miracle in the nearby shop :D. Ah, binary code... That's why computer scientists can't play hide and seek. They simply keep counting 1-0, 1-0, 1-0... Great job! :winner:
knittywitty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the :+fav:!

You're a fellow math and computer science nerd! :highfive:
:giggle: Computer scientists can't play hide and seek! I shall have to remember this joke, it's so funny.

(Oh, and by the way, it's knitting, not sewing. I am horrible at sewing, so I designed this scarf to be completely sew-free.)
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
It is my pleasure :D! :hug:

I cannot believe you can be "horrible" at sewing. Just think about me hardly knowing the differences between knitting and sewing :giggle:! I remember my grandmother tried to teach me both "practical arts", but it was ages ago and I doubt she would think she succeeded :oops:. Never mind, because it doesn't change the scarf is awesome! Seriously, think about making more.
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
waaaah~ That's AWESOME~
knittywitty Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^^
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! I featured in the latest issue of Artisan Craft News as one of the most notable examples of artisan crafts. Have a good week! :D
knittywitty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thanks! You just made my week a whole bunch better.
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