These animal pelts are knitted from 100% nonwool yarns.
In Stitches is a video sculpture. The viewer gazes into a knitted television cover to see and hear the video, which is of a knitted tube in progress. The effect is eerily gastrointestinal. A gentle clicking of knitting needles can be heard. Watch above for the video that plays on screen.
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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
Ski Mask for Eating a Sandwich
Keyboard Interface for Computer Programming
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
Sweater pattern based on Mrs. Darcy Knit Cardigan Pattern – Link.
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.
You may download the pattern for this scarf:
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 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.
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.
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.