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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
With a speed and dexterity unmatched by mortal knitters, this superhero can whip up anything with her needles and the right yarn. Tell us your story about this particularly crafty hero.
You can't buy this star-spangled Wonder Woman sweater, but if you have the knitting chops, you can make it yourself.
Do you want to learn how to knit? Sure you do! And, hey, you're in luck; making a scarf is not as tough as you might think. Here's how to in a few easy steps.
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.
You can enact your own Legend of Korra spiritual puppet show with these mittens, modeled after Raava, the spirit of peace and light, and Vaatu, the spirit of chaos and darkness. Just have an arm wrestling match to decide who will emerge victorious during Harmonic Convergence.
The knitters at Frivolite Handcrafts have come up with a cold weather accessory fit for a Hobbit. Through a series of simple images, this scarf retells Bilbo Baggins' story from the Shire and back again.
In downtown San Mateo, Calif., an unsuspecting tree has been yarn bombed, transforming it into a great blue squid.
Knitting in the dark is all but impossible unless you're a craft savant. But with this fun tutorial over on on Instructables, you don't have to let the sun going down stop you from finishing that scarf, those mittens, or that lovely sweater.
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…
It’s not often that we get to talk about engineering and knitting in the same sentence. But Merel Karhof, a Dutch-by-way-of-London designer, is an expert in both.
Dutch designer and illustrator Noortje de Keijzer has designed a life-sized knitted body pillow in the shape of a man.
Put your little one in this knit Dalek jumper and make sure that her first word is "exterminate," and she'll be on the road to Doctor Who fandom or becoming a murderous cyborg. Either way, she'll look adorable during those formative early years.
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.
Tracy Widdess' Brutal Knitting is a series of creepy and colorful hand-knit masks inspired by science fiction and horror. They're perfect for wearing on face or placing on a spike as a warning to other monsters.
If you want to make sure no one touches your journal or that hands stay off your books until you're done reading them, this creepy-cute monster book cover is happy to oblige, baring its teeth at any who dare reach for its spine.