What a wild week has it been and the exciting things ahead…

Hey!

It’s already been a week since our campaign started and, as you know, things have been going quite well, and there are still 32 days to go!

Thank you for backing us, writing about us and sharing the project. You’ve helped us to be featured in Martha Stewart, designboom, HYPEBEAST, Core77, The Verge, Huffington Post UK, Make:, Digital Trends and many more places.

As you can imagine, we’ve been a bit busier than usual but we wanted to take some time to bring some exciting Kniterate news.

Made in the Neighborhood

We have been reading many messages from people who are looking to join forces with others in their city to get Kniterate. We have also been receiving messages from spaces whose members are asking them for one.

We wanted to make it easy for everyone to organize a way to reach more people and help them pledge for Kniterate. To do this we have created the Made in the Neighborhood program.

This is our way to centralize your efforts and let everyone know that your city is going to have a Kniterate.

Also, if you are a space that has backed a Kniterate already, consider letting people know that it will be available for them to use.

Get in touch with us to help you out.

Design a Kniterate Scarf Contest

To celebrate this spirit of community we are also starting a design contest. Let’s crowdsource the design of a new scarf!

The winning designer gets the first crowdsourced scarf made with Kniterate.

Upload a two-color design with a size of 96 x 800 pixels and cast your vote here. We can’t wait to see your designs.

K-Code

We are publishing the documentation of the K-code, which is a set of low-level instructions for Kniterate to run. Read more about this here.

The easy to use design app that we are working on is able to output this k-code, so you don’t have to worry about anything. It integrates seamlessly with Kniterate.

Kniterate Speed

We want to point out to a typo we made in our FAQ regarding the speed of Kniterate. The current speed is 250 mm/s not 25 mm/s. We have also taken note that an optimized speed is a key priority for many of our backers. We have been working on it for the last days. The video below shows the machine going a bit faster, now it can run at 295 mm/s.

Again, thanks to all our backers for the support shown during the last seven days.

The Kniterate Team