Parametric Stitching: Co-designing with Machines

  • Jenny UnderwoodEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 849)


How might we co-design with a knitting machine to support the development of wearables? Could considering knit as a parametric material system enable diverse material knowledge sets of material science, digital design and knitting textile craft and technology to come together to create a rich inter-disciplinary space. This paper offers one such approach by conceptually considering knit as a parametric material system to support creative exploration and automated efficiencies grounded in material experiences. Both the opportunities and challenges are discussed. The paper highlights that a symbiotic entangling of analogue and digital practices is needed.


Knitting Material experience Parametric design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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