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Creative Knitting

November 19, 2012 / Design Tips

All knitting is creative knitting, right? That’s true, but some knitting is more creative than others.

We’re loving a couple brilliant products that knit away, slowly but steadily, as you go on about your life.

First there’s the knitting chair, formally called “Rocking Knit” and created by Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex. It puts a whole new spin on the concept of an elderly grandma sitting and knitting. In fact, we’re guessing that’s why these two cheeky guys used an elderly, grandfatherly type to show it off: they’re having a blast playing around with that time-honored notion. The way it works is this–have a seat and rock. That’s it. The rocking movement of the apparatus causes the yarn to be knitted into a hat.

Equally soothing, but more deeply moving on a soul-ful level (at least for us) is this knitting clock by designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen. (And if you have some time on your hands, check out this brilliant designer’s site–her work will take your breath away!) This clock is formally known as the “365 Knitting Clock” for an absolutely perfect reason. The working clock knits one single stitch every half hour. That’s a complete circle every day. In one year, this clock produces a 2-meter scarf.

The symbolism is irresistible: Ring in the new year by putting on a scarf that contains every minute of the previous year, all knit together into a warm and useful whole. Beautiful.

It’s art in the every day, just the way we like it.

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