design
The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again

When you think about knitting, you might picture grandmas clicking big wooden needles or something wintery, like a snow-covered lodge. But knitting is everywhere, producing just about everything you put against your skin each day, from socks and t-shirts to hoodies and beanies. And thousands of years after it was first invented, new kinds of knitting are poised to fundamentally change how we think about these “basics,” making our bodies more connected than ever to the computerised world we live in. Read More >>

crafts
Researchers Figured Out How to Turn 3D Models Into Cute Knitted Toys

If you consider yourself a master of the yarn but have grown tired of knitting socks, sweaters, and scarves, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Textiles Lab are about to breath new life into your craft with software that can turn almost any 3D model into a knitting pattern. Read More >>

manufacturing
Ikea’s Now Making Chairs the Same Way Nike Makes its Knitted Sneakers

There’s nothing quite as comfortable as wearing a sweater knit by a grandparent, right? That’s why Nike started using digital knitting machines to create its colorful Flyknit sneakers back in 2012, and why Ikea has now adopted the same technology to create a pair of chairs designed to pamper your posterior. Read More >>

art
Watch an Artist Create a Renaissance-Style Portrait With Just String

Artist Petros Vrellis works comfortably in that strange medium where technology meets classical art. In 2012, he created an interactive van Gogh painting that we wish was an app (he made it an app a month later). For his latest piece, Vrellis uses a computer algorithm and a circular loom to create stunning El Greco-inspired portraits, all meticulously built by hand. Read More >>

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Mother Makes Knitted Version of Her Son For Cuddling, Still Can’t Understand Why Real One Won’t

It’s a good day to be frustrated with something ridiculous your parents did, because Marieke Voorsluijs will help put it in perspective. Frustrated with her teenage son’s reluctance to cuddle, she created a knitted doppleganger of him that makes whatever stupid thing your parents did seem not so terrible. Read More >>

design
This Knitted Galloping Horse is the Most Mesmerising Scarf You’ll See Today

Once I start staring at this looping experiment in stitchery, I just can't look away. Instead of using photos, artist Sam Meech made this Eadweard Muybridge-inspired animation with 272 frames captured on a custom 13-metre-long stretch of woven fabric. Read More >>

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This Brainwave Scarf Uses Your Thoughts To Keep You Warm

When it's freezing outside people often suggest imagining yourself sitting on a warm sunny beach somewhere in the Bahamas so you don't feel so cold. Its effectiveness is questionable, but now there's a genuine way to use your thoughts to keep warm: custom scarves knitted with a pattern of the wearer's unique brainwaves. Read More >>

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This Rocking Chair Knits a Wool Cap While You Kick Back and Relax

Is there anything more relaxing than the back and forth motion of a comfy rocking chair? Of course there is—rocking while sporting a stylish knit cap you made yourself, which is made all the more easy with this rocking chair knitting machine. Read More >>