Knitting Time: A clock that knits

I’ve always known that knitting passes the  time, but never thought it measures it.

Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen designed “365”, a clock that knits a 2-meter long scarf in one year. Each stitch marks the passage of time, and the yarn still unknitted is the future, full of possibilities.

Wilhelmsen says of her project:

“365 is stitching the time as it passes by. It is knitting 24 hours a day and one year at the time, showing the physical representation of time as a creative and tangible force. After 365 days the clock has turned the passed year into a 2-m long scarf. Now the past can be carried out in the future and the upcoming year is hiding in a new spool of thread, still unknitted.”

Clock Knits A Scarf Over The Course Of A Year – PSFK.

I want a knitting clock! I wonder if it could do lace or cables. Maybe I could set it to do  a lace row on complicated exhausting days, a nice thick warm ribbing in the winter, or funky colorwork in time for the spring bloom. Or maybe just count the stitches in sweaters whose only function is to remind me of the time I spend with them.

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7 comments

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    2. The ingenuity of man never ceaess to amaze me. This really is brilliant. So obvious, so clever, so cute, but until now, an idea hidden’ from the rest of us. Thats real genius.

  2. […] Clock Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen talks about her thesis project, “365″ a.k.a. the Knitting Clock. She explains that the clock, which knits in the round, is actually a functional clock that tells […]

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