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How are socks like computers?

Angelina Russo Blog Posts computing cyclewear double jacquard hi vis knitting knitwear machine knitting punch card

Old fashioned Punchcard knitting machines come with a set of standard cards. While you can do a lot with these, you can't knit ribbed fabric. For ribbed pattern work you need double jacquard cards. Double jacquard means that you have a pattern on the outside, stripes on the inside and the whole piece is concealed, there are no floats. Traditional fair aisle has floats on the backside and these would get caught in a sock. I wanted to design a punchcard that interpreted the CultureCycle logo so first stop, photoshop to transfer the logo to a grid then the first...

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The design of visibility - cycling jerseys and helmets

Angelina Russo Blog Blog Posts craft cycling cycling and craft cycling and design cycling jersey design exertion exertion games lab knitting lumahelm machine knitting reflective cycle clothing

While I've been testing design techniques for a new range machine knitted cycling jerseys, look at what one of my colleagues has just launched! photo by Craig Silitoe www.exertiongameslab.org Wouter Walmink's interactive helmet LumaHelm features 1...

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Bike Hour - what will you be wearing?

Angelina Russo bike bikehour Blog Posts crochet cyclewear knitting

Dr BehoovingMoving of CycleSpace has a plan. This Tuesday between 6pm and 7pm, he's asking that we cycle - just for the sake of it!No protests, no organised rallys, just cycle. Why? Well, in his words, "We have ride to work days, ride to school da...

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New pleasure in old things - preparing to knit cyclewear

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My mum isĀ 71 andĀ still cycles every day. She taught me to machine knit and now I'm going back to it!

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