We study the twisting fault emerging in circular knitting, and its relation to the mathematical concepts of framing curves and the Gauss linking integral. We create three knitted bands with framing zero, one, and negative two, and use three different techniques to compute the framing using the Gauss linking integral. We also briefly mention the connection to in Chern–Simons gauge theory.
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|Proceedings of Bridges 2022: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Culture
|Published - 3 Aug 2022