Create your own Christmas jumpers with a hacked knitting machine

Artist Andew Salomone has hacked into the Brother KH930 knitting machine, creating an electronic fix that allows him to use it like a desktop printer.

This means Salomone can now turn any design into a unique hand-made festive jumper – just in time for Christmas.

Anthony Burrill
Design by Anthony Burrill – we love it

And he’ll be bringing his hacked knitting machine to London gallery KK Outlet next month, so visitors can create their own customised jumpers.

Genevieve Gaukler
Monster by Genevieve Gaukler

If you’ve got a jumper design you want to get on your chest, you can send it through as a high-res tiff to All designs need to be between 200 pixels wide and 600 pixels long, with no more than two colours in a row.

These designs will then be converted into knitting patterns by Salomone.

Nous Vous

If you’re not feeling creative enough to develop your own design, you can pick from a range of patterns designed by Anthony Burrill, Siggi Eggertsson, Nous Vous and Genevieve Gaukler – as well as a ‘Slayer lightorama’ kitted out with bleeping LEDs.

Siggi Eggertsson
Design by Siggi Eggertsson

Here’s Salomone demonstrating the knitting machine on Good Morning America, showing how to make the ‘infinite regression Bill Cosby jumper’.

O Come all Ye Hackers is at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London N1, from 2-22 December.

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  • steve Dunn November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am


  • Zoe November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I want one too! But what does ‘no more than two colours in a row’ mean? The one above looks multi-coloured.

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