Knitted interlacing red, blue and yellow wool, with hexagonal boundaries

Made:
1912-1914 in Edinburgh
maker:
Alexander Crum Brown

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Knitted interlacing red, blue and yellow wool, with hexagonal boundaries, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914

Eventually he discovered that making the hole hexagonal gave the most efficient use of space. He made a knitted model to illustrate this, which may be the example here.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
2006-55
Materials:
complete and wool
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh