On the Topology of Celtic Knot Designs

Gwen Fisher and Blake Mellor
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2004)
Pages 37–44

Abstract

We derive formulas for counting the number of strands in a variety of knotwork designs inspired by traditional Celtic designs, including rectangular panels, circular borders, rectangular borders, and half frames. We include graphic examples for each of these types of designs.

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