KnitFit- Hat Knitting Machine
Imagine knitting a hat while you ride your bike. This will be a reality thanks to RockIT CoLabs member Kris Struble. He is building this open source pedal powered knitting machine. According to Kris, he plans to build a few functioning prototypes and then collect yarn donations. He will then take his amazing machine around San Francisco to make free knit hats for anyone willing to pedal the machine. This design is based in part on the sock knitting machines that gained wide spread use in the early 20th century. Kris says he's new to building and is open to suggestions and collaborations. This is exactly the sort of projects we like to see at RockIT CoLabs. Thanks Kris! UPDATE: Kris just won a $1000 grant from the awesome foundation. Way to go Kris!!!