ABOUT



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. 


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.





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

Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 978-1-61689-854-0
www.papress.com


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

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





Press:
Vogue Knitting, The Knitter, Make, Page, Novum


Awards / Nominations:

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

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


     

     


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
Barcelona Knits Festival
7.–8. November 2020
www.barcelonaknits.com

Workshop
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
«U-Joints», Fall 2020
www.gewerbemuseum.ch

Workshop
Breidagen Amsterdam
1.–2. May 2020
www.breidag.nl

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

Workshop (booked out)
De Amsterdamse Steek
30. November 2019, 10–17h
www.deamsterdamsesteek.nl

Book Presentation  
De Amsterdamse Steek
29. November, 19h
www.deamsterdamsesteek.nl

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

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