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Rocking-Knit chair knits hats as it rocks
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:45:58 AM »

[float=right][smg id=670 type=full][/float]If the idea of knitting your own hat has always appealed in theory, but you donít know your double pointed needles from your garter stitch, then you may wish to take a look at the Rocking-Knit chair.

The Rocking-Knit is the brainchild of students Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex, based at Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland. It allows a person to sit back, relax, and enjoy the gentle rocking motion of the chair, while a woolen hat is automatically knitted and eventually appears overhead, ready to wear.

This is achieved by an ingenious use of simple gears, which draw upon the regular back-and-forth movement of the rocking chair in order to drive the automatic knitting mechanism forward.

The Rocking-Knit was exhibited at ECALís Low-Tech Factory exposition, as part of the Designers' Saturday event held at Langenthal, Switzerland.

Source: ECAL via Inhabitat

« Last Edit: November 09, 2012, 12:55:09 AM by eureka »
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