‘pedal powered un-knitting machine’ by imogen hedges



built around an old bicycle frame, london-based designer imogen hedges has developed a ‘pedal powered un-knitting machine’, that unravels unwanted sweaters into wool. through the use of a series of components, the contraption reclaims the yarn, where atthe same time, straightens kinks by passing it through the stream of a kettle. after the garment has been fully disassembled, the by-product is then rewound into a ball by using a hand-cranked spindle.



‘pedal powered un-knitting machine’ video courtesy of rachel mccloskey



pedal powered un knitting machine by imogen hedgesthe system in action



pedal powered un knitting machine by imogen hedgeshand-cranked re-winding process