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Brief Published: 28 Nov 2011

O Come All Ye Hackers


Challenging the staple ‘bad taste’ Christmas jumper, American artist Andrew Salomone has developed an electronic hack for his Brother KH930 knitting machine that allows him to turn any digital design into a knitted pattern.

Salomone’s electronic hack allows you to pull the desired pattern off the computer onto the electronic knitting machine much like a desktop printer.

Throughout December, London-based creative agency and gallery KK Outlet will be showcasing a collection of alternative Christmas jumpers made by hand on Salomone’s hacked knitting machine, with designs supplied by fellow artists and designer friends including Anthony Burrill and Siggi Eggertsson.

For 10 days, Salomone will also be working in the KK Outlet gallery, creating customised jumpers from open design submissions.

O Come all Ye Hackers is at KK Outlet, London, from December 2-22 2011.

Andrew Salomone