Do you know that you can make your own clothes through knitting? Knitting is a process that involves multiple loops of yarn in making textile or fabric. It can be prepared by hand or by a machine. There are at least three different types of yarn: Fiber type, texture and twist. There is a new Kickstarter project that is called the Kniterate and it could be the latest leisure pursuit for anyone. It is a machine that has the capability to bring fashion fabrication back into the community. Without a doubt, this is going to be a hit once the project gets realized since many can’t wait to get their hands on Kniterate. The creators have only a month left for their Kickstarter campaign, the machine has already more than doubled up its fundraising goal of $100,000 with the support of 210 backers as of this time.
Kniterate is an industrial knitting machine that is small and even can fit a desk and turn your digital designs into a piece of knitted clothing. When the team who created this device was asked, they said that the machine is made to design and create knitwear very easily. You can make a scarf, beanie, blouse, jacket, dress, sweater and even a tie. You can make anything under the sun with this machine. It’s not like the usual industrial knitting machine that costs more than $50,000 and which size can take up so much space and would require a technician to run. They said that they created this machine so that everyone can just explore their potential in their knitting’s potential.
Even though you do not have any experience about knitting you do not have to worry about the process because the machine will do it all for you. All you have to do is to create your own design from or use something that is already provided in the template. This new machine is amazing because after completing the process you can wear it directly or sell it. Kniterate has software that you can install but unfortunately as of today it is still under development. This will serve as a browser-based version and a standalone version which is compatible to Windows and Mac, it will be loaded on the machine via a USB or an SD card.
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The software will let you design using a free pre-designed template or you can create from scratch then you can add text and images, drag and drop designs from assorted stitches, you can also share your digital wardrobe to everybody.
Though it is still not fully functional but it is already demonstrated on how it is supposed to work. The application creates a set of low-level instructions with a “K-Code” which make it easy for you to use it. The Kniterate will cost $4,700 and it will begin shipping on the first week of April 2018.