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The Cyclists' Pair - Kickstarter campaign starts now

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The Cyclists' Pair - Kickstarter campaign starts now

My first Kickstarter campaign called The Cyclists' Pair is now live The Cyclists' Pair are 4 identical hand-cranked woollen socks available in four styles and price points. Kickstarter funding will allow me to complete a short production run and deliver beautiful, warm, comfortable socks to you! Over the past year I've been trailing modes of manufacture that can work for a micro-enterprise. I have a day job so, until I can make knitwear my life, I have to find the most appropriate method for delivering high quality knitwear to many people. Meet the socks These socks solve the perennial cyclists' problem of...

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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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