Love knitwear, but don’t want to do the knitting yourself? Check out Kniterate, a digital knitting machine that promises to “bring fashion fabrication back to your neighborhood.” In essence, it’s an industrial knitting machine that will fit on your desk and turn your digital designs into knitted pieces of clothing.
The team behind the device says that it’s managed to make the process of both designing and constructing knitwear “very easy.” Whether you want to make a scarf, a beanie, a tie — or for the more advanced, a dress, sweater, or even a pair of shoes — you’ll be able to do it with this machine.
“We have developed Kniterate because we want everyone to be able to explore knitting’s potential,” the Kniterate team says on its campaign page. “Until now the only similar tools available were industrial knitting machines, which cost upwards of $50,000, take a lot of space, and require a technician to run. With Kniterate you can make personalized professional knitwear at the click of a button, and repeat and share your favorite designs over and over again.”