This Knit Galloping Horse Is the Most Mesmerizing Thing You'll See Today

Welp, there goes my afternoon: 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-meter-long stretch of woven fabric. » 2/28/14 7:30pm 2/28/14 7:30pm

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… » 6/07/13 12:23pm 6/07/13 12:23pm

Bitmap Balaclava: The Perfect Disguise For Bank Robbers

In the past week we've seen robberies with giant sticks, muskets and crossbows, but thanks to CCTV their identities were easily-discovered. Here's how to use Photoshop and a hacked knitting machine to create a bitmap balaclava. [Craft] » 12/31/10 2:00pm 12/31/10 2:00pm

Knitted Cord Powers Up Your Soft Bondage Fantasies

Benny says that real geek BDSM lovers use real plastic power cables to do their » 8/13/08 12:20pm 8/13/08 12:20pm thing. It may be my inner feminine side, but I prefer a gentler touch, so I would go with this 6-foot-long, 3/8-inch-wide knitted power cord, made of a very soft cotton and acrylic blend. KnitKnit shop says it works great as a decorative…

Spock Ears Make Me Say "Knit Long and Prosper"

This is a momentous day for me (I won't spoil the surprise) and what better way to celebrate momentous days than by knitting a pair of Spock ears for my lugs. If I were going to the New York meet-up you would be able to identify me by these furry little thingies—sod the fact that I would probably collapse from… » 6/27/08 6:40am 6/27/08 6:40am

Knitted Gas Mask Helps Cyclists Avoid Cotton-Wool Smog

For those who are about to knit, we salute you—especially if you make woolly hat 'n' gas mask combos for your friends to wear on their bike ride to work. Not sure whether it would work in the event of a mustard gas attack, but it works for me. File this alongside the R2-D2 beanie and Darth Vader bonnet and see the… » 2/22/08 9:00am 2/22/08 9:00am