I decided to use this as an opportunity to investigate the potential of using Cellular Automata to generate unique and "geeky" knitting patterns, based on the tradition of Fair Isle knitting. I have been convinced since I first saw a cellular automata that they were a computers enthusiastic attempt to spread the love of knitting, as the patterns are visualised so similarly to the majority of knitting patterns.
Three example patterns have been developed which demonstrate three distinct scarf styles, and therefore three different Cellular Automata aesthetics. For each pattern selection a personal approach is required and will differ between patterns and individual styles and therefore cannot be fully automated. My current favourite can be seen to the left, and is a representation of Rule 123,499.