Tick Tock

July 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

How amazingly cool is this?!

© Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

Industrial designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen created this knitting clock that cranks out a two-meter scarf every year. It’s called “365.” From Design Boom:

‘365’ seeks to give a physical manifestation to the change of time. drawing from the change that is witnessed through the growth of human bodies and hair, the same concept is found in ‘365’ which translates time through the growth of knitted material. the clock houses a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and roll of yarn. moving in clockwise direction, one day leads to a complete round…

This idea reminded me of a video I saw on YouTube about the Gerhart sock knitting machine. I am a very fast knitter, yet this machine made me feel painfully slow! This machine is from 1924 and was restored recently. It looks brand new!

Or crochet up a quick clock toy. Free pattern here.

© Lupita Lopez

Makes you want to knit faster, no?

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