Typeknitting is a methodical plugin for typographic knitting. It explores the graphic potential of various knitting techniques, from Fair Isle, slip-stitch, and shadow knitting, to modular patchwork knitting.

Opening a dialogue between digital typography and the analog craft of knitting, Typeknitting turns to knitters working with text, and visual creators going physical. Typeknitting activities include Workshops, Patterns, Prototypes, Manuals, Books and hand or machine knit Editions.

Are you a Type Foundry, Yarn Maker, Art Director, Pattern Designer, Conceptual Knitter or Clothing Brand, and interested in textile lettering? Say hello!

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


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

Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 978-1-61689-854-0
(Oktober 2019)

»Pixel, Patch und Pattern.
Rüdiger Schlömer

Verlag Hermann Schmidt
ISBN: 978-3-87439-905-0


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.


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:

S/W Design Studio, Zürich
23. November 2019
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Book Presentation & Workshop
De Amsterdamse Steek
29. November–1. December 2019

Haupt Atelier 14B, Bern
Januar 2020

Swiss Yarn Festival
29. Februar & 1. March 2020

Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
Herbst 2020


Book Presentation
Criterion Festival 2019
Speakers Corner
29. March 2019

Student Workshop
BURG Giebichenstein
Klasse Schrift und Typografie
Prof. Andrea Tinnes
2.–4. Mai 2018