The second law of thermodynamics is a good’un. It explains the concept of entropy as the natural and inevitable dissapation of matter and energy. It is no doubt because I lack any scientific knowledge that this concept seems particularly visual to me. Sometimes ignorance is good. Well, ok, maybe not good, but occasionally useful. A productive misunderstanding.
And indeed, entropy seems to be having a fashion moment.
I have seen many examples of this on the catwalk, but I especially like the ADEAM example here, in which chunky knit rib ‘dissipates’ into satin.
The Pixelated Pullover by Jennifer Beaumont fits into this category perfectly. It is rightly a popular pattern with over 100 projects on Ravelry, and I love the original sample’s eye-searing colour-pop.
A quieter and also very lovely example is the random fair isle sweater by Boadicea Binnerts, which looks like it features intarsia as well as fair isle stranding and plays well with some beautiful hand-dyed yarn from the Walk Collection.