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, …

Kitterly Knitting and Crochet Kits

Using technology to match makers and their skill levels with preassembled packages

Worth more than $3 billion a year, the knitting and crochet industry is no laughing matter, and you’d be mistaken for thinking it’s not high on Silicon Valley’s list of things to update. As such, Kitterly is a DIY, tech-focused platform that matches “makers” to kits—sort of like Netflix’s suggested section, except for knitting and crochet. Kitterly’s focus is to bring the right products to …