We Are Knitters’ All-in-One Kits

Make DIY sweaters and beanies easily, even if you're a beginner

Whether you find knitting meditative or enjoy the rebellious act of slow handmade fashion, the season is here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Design-forward kit-making companies like Kitterly and Wool and the Gang (plus print magazines like Knit Wit) already make it easier than ever to get excited to purl, but another name in the knitting kit world, We Are Knitters has …

Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate

On Kickstarter now, an invention that turns your designs into garments

Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their $100k goal, Kniterate automatically turns users’ designs into garments—from sweaters to scarves and even shoes. Similar to an industry-level machine, Kniterate is computer-controlled. With six yarn carriers …

Knitting Custom Algorithms on Scarves

Fabienne Serriere, a skilled hardware hacker and knitter who lives in Seattle, has programmed her KnitYak knitting machine to create various patterns via algorithms. She mastered this skill after six months of experimenting, and can now create beautiful, elaborate designs with her 30-year old knitting machine. She uploads the knitting patterns to her machine and writes each processing script that gives her various pattern results, …