Mirror of Threads Blankets by Emdal Colorknit

The Danish artist tames a German knitting machine from the '80s to produce symbolic colors and unusual patterns

Designer Signe Emdal has an affinity with the year 1984. That’s the year her 1.25-ton German knitting machine was made, as well as the Nikon camera she uses to create patterns from photos. However, Emdal (who entered the industry in 2006 by helping fellow Dane Henrik Vibskov construct physical knit-samples) is no old school artist: using a mixture of Photoshop, hand-drawings and programming on a …