ABOUT



Typeknitting is a methodical plugin for typographic knitting. It explores different techniques, from classic, loop-based intarsia knitting, slip-stich, shadow knitting, double-face, to modular patchwork knitting.

Typeknitting turns to a broad audience interested in the crafts of type and knitting. This includes beginners and advanced knitters who want to experiment with type, as well as typographers who want to explore knitting. 


The Typeknitting matrix gives an overview of all previously explored techniques. More are in progress and will be explored in upcoming workshops and collaborations. 


BOOKS



The Typeknitting book shows all previous prototypic approaches to typographic knitting. Its central methodology lies on basic techniques and the construction of single letters prototypes.

Additional projects like pullovers, scarf, mittens or hat show specific use cases. This includes modified patterns by Helloyarn, Butzeria and Woollythoughts, as well as new patterns. As graphic ressources, the book contains 32 knittable typefaces from type foundries like Bold Monday, Emigre, Lineto, Nouvelle Noire and Typotheque.


Awards/ Nominations:

«Certificate of Typographic Excellence»
from Type Directors Club NYC, TDC65

Nominee for Design Preis Schweiz 2019/20 «Communication Design»


      


»Typographic Knitting.
From Pixel to Pattern«
Rüdiger Schlömer
(English)

Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 978-1-61689-854-0
www.papress.com
(Oktober 2019)

»Pixel, Patch und Pattern.
Typeknitting«
Rüdiger Schlömer
(German)

Verlag Hermann Schmidt
ISBN: 978-3-87439-905-0
www.typografie.de





PATTERNS



Typeknitting patterns are developed in collaboration with various knitting and type designers. All previous patterns are contained in the book, more will follow on Ravelry. Here you soon find additional patterns.




WORKSHOPS



Typeknitting workshops explore an intuitive combination of analog and digital tools and techniques. This includes basic knitting techniques (slip-stich, patchwork, shadow knitting), on- and offline prototyping, pattern and typeface modifation. If possible, local knitters are involved as technical mentors, to start an ongoing dialogue.



 

Workshops & Presentations:


Workshop
S/W Design Studio, Zürich
23. November 2019
www.s-w.design

Book Presentation & Workshop
De Amsterdamse Steek
29. November–1. December 2019
www.deamsterdamsesteek.nl

Workshop
Haupt Atelier 14B, Bern
Januar 2020
www.haupt.ch/Atelier-14B

Workshop
Swiss Yarn Festival
29. Februar & 1. March 2020
www.swissyarnfestival.ch

Workshop
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
Herbst 2020
www.gewerbemuseum.ch



Past: 


Book Presentation
Criterion Festival 2019
Speakers Corner
29. March 2019
www.criterion.ch

Student Workshop
BURG Giebichenstein
Klasse Schrift und Typografie
Prof. Andrea Tinnes
2.–4. Mai 2018
www.burg-halle.de