Python is an interpreted programming language.
Programming in Python is built around a collection of mantras known as the Zen of Python as channeled by Tim Peters.
Python was created by Guido van Rossum in 1989. Since then it has continually evolved into Python 2.7. All versions of Python were backwards compatible, but they increasingly violated the mantra that “There should be one – and preferably only one – obvious way to do it”.
In 2008 Python 3.0 came to the rescue, doing away with some historical ballast, at the cost of compatibility with prior versions of Python.
The knitting_machine repository of Limor Fried (aka Adafruit) contains a set of python commandline tools to control brother knitting machines. It is based on Python scripts developed by Steve Conklin, and reverse engineering efforts spearheaded by John R. Hogerhuis.
Travis Goodspeed and friends created a 2D adventure game, that knits a continuous banner of winner trophies. They also created a hardware hack so they did not need to opearate the keypad of the knitting machine to upload a pattern.