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Stunting with Knitting

Remember this post? Nike and Adidas were fighting head to head over who had the rights to sell knit sneakers around the world.  Adidas won the court injunction, but Nike seems to have the more popular shoe; maybe due in part to publicity stunts like this one: Yup.  If someone …

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Mood Sweater

The smart fabric trend continues: The GER Mood Sweater by San Francisco based designer Kristin Neidlinger uses GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology to take readings, then interprets those readings as shifting light colors projected by LEDs into the sweater’s fabric. The colors let those around you know how you are …

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Smart Knits

The smart fabric trend is definitely one of the coolest things to happen to knitting in a very long time. Smart fabrics, also called soft circuits or eTextiles, are fabrics and textiles with electronics incorporated into them. Electronics—like LEDs and batteries—can be hand-sewn into a nonconductive textile, or the whole …

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Can I Knit Myself a Car? Or a Space Shuttle?

I have knitting needles made from aluminum, bamboo, rose wood, and plain old wood and as a knitter, I have come to appreciate the subtleties of using these textured needles for different yarns. But I’m curious by nature. And when I heard about carbon fiber knitting needles, I couldn’t resist. …

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