Knitting is not dead, it has evolved. The ancient process of using two needles with wool yarn to make interconnecting loops has gotten a major makeover. Students at Switzerland’s École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, Damien Ludi and Collin Peillex have designed a low tech rocking chair that doubles as a knitting machine.
When the Rocking Knit, rocks back and forth, the gears are activated to turn and pull the spool of yarn up to be looped into a winter cap. The design students were required to reconstruct a manufacturing process to a slower pace. The new rocking chair might be putting grandmas everywhere out of work.
You can read or sip your coffee while rocking back and forth.
The Rocking Knit was showcased as part of ECAL’s Low-Tech Factory exposition.
Watch the Rocking Knit in action.