Knitted Pelts


Blonde Squirrel

Spotted Cow
Spotted Cow

Purple possum
Purple Possum

These animal pelts are knitted from 100% nonwool yarns.

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Body-Technology Interfaces


Laptop Compubody Sock for privacy, warmth, and concentration in public spaces
2008
Knitted wool, laptop computer

The Laptop Compubody Sock is a one-of-a-kind hand-knit sculpture. It is not a commercial product for sale.

Learn to make your own on Instructables.

See more pictures on Flickr.

Cell Phone Ski Mask Interface

Cell Phone Ski Mask

Ski Mask for Eating a Sandwich

Ski Mask for Eating a Sandwich

Body-Technology Interfaces

Keyboard Interface for Computer Programming

Press: Featured on Engadget, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and Regretsy.

Files:
BTI_info.pdf

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Skeleton Cardigan

Published as a two part CRAFT video podcast

Part 1: use photoshop to make a gridded knitting pattern

Part 2: use a combination of intarsia and stranded knitting to make the back panel

Posts:
Skeleton Cardigan – CRAFT Pattern Podcast – Link.
Skeleton Cardigan Part 1 – CRAFT Video Podcast – Link.
Skeleton Cardigan Part 2 – CRAFT Video Podcast – Link.

Sweater pattern based on Mrs. Darcy Knit Cardigan Pattern – Link.

Pattern:

Scarf Rly

Scarf Rly, an “O Rly” Owl scarf pattern. Created by Rebecca Stern, original idea by Justin Gutterman. One end says “O Rly?” and other other, “Ya Rly.” Because I hate the way carried-yarn patterns have a front and back, I tried to weave the carried yarn through the knit-1-purl-1 pattern of the scarf, but I’m not quite happy with it. Sure, the image has no front and back now (except the readability of the text), but it’s a bit dense, not stretchy, and slow-going.

Scarf Rly

ORLY_scarf_mockup.png

You may download the pattern for this scarf:

scarf_rly.zip

Holon A.

Holon A.

Materials/Languages: Various

The word “holon” signifies a collection of nested systems. Based on the writings of Michael Pollan and Arthur Koestler, Holon A. reflects the holons of American industrial agriculture through an interactive miniaturization. Five integrated modules invite the visitor to ask questions about the efficiency of our industrialized ecosystems. Diorama-style modules cover such topics as E. coli contamination during fabrication of beef, the varying public uses of the term “chicken,” traditional fiber arts, and the government’s role in the American corn economy. Holon A. utilizes a wide variety of industrial and hand-made materials from electronic components and wood to hand-silkscreened plush steak.

Holon A. at the Chelsea Art Museum, 2007

The modules

The radiation level required to combat E. coli contamination of livestock varies with the amount of corn in the cattle’s diet, as it is not its natural food source.

Corn Currency asks about the US government’s role in the market value of corn, and when the corn economy is good, livestock eat more of it. The visitor is left with plastic waste.

The cornstalks’ adjustable light source self regulates the light output and also influences glowing of the beef module.

Cornstalks

The fiber module consists of a knitted viewer with sound to encircle the face, giving the feeling of a private space. The conforming body of the knitted object reflects our once traditional fiber practices being industrialized under our noses.


Live Internet-scraped images can be seen as the somewhat “public” opinion of chicken today. The visitor has control over the playback of these images.

The modular, rough-cut construction fits with the conceptual framework of industrialization of nature.

Press: Featured in MAKE Magazine issue 11 and The 2007 New School Sustainable Design Review.

Knit Pattern Generator

Knit Pattern Generator

Materials/Languages: Objective C, Cocoa, OpenGL

Knit Pattern Generator is an OS X application to make knitting pattern charts from images. This pattern generator was first developed as an OpenGL pixel manipulation in C, then modified to work with Objective C and Cocoa to allow the OS X user to manipulate the pattern’s characteristics.

This is an open source project; you may download the XCode project.