'Kniterate' Creates Apparel and Accessories with 3D Knitting

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 10, 2016
References: kniterate & 3ders.org
'Kniterate' is the name of a London-based start-up that's giving consumers the tools to make their own clothing and textile accessories with design software a 3D knitting machine.

With Kniterate, makers are able to create digital designs with pre-loaded templates for items like scarves, socks, sweaters and more. This software gives consumers the chance to tailor their designs by pattern, size, details and gives the option to add text—which is ordinarily very challenging to integrate into a hand-knit pattern.

As it stands, the machine prototype used for creating these 3D-printed knitting projects uses 80 knitting needles, while the next iteration of the machine will have up to 240. In the fall, a crowdfunding campaign is set to launch in support of future developments for the machine before it becomes available to the public.