November 16, 2012 By News Staff
Answer: the un-knitting machine
A highly unusual bicycle that's designed to help recycle unwanted wool clothes is based on pedal power and built around an old bicycle frame, according to London's Kingston University.
"The un-knitter sits on a chair pedalling, and wool passes through steam coming out of a kettle before being collected on a spindle."
The un-knitting machine was selected by the National Centre for Craft and Design as one of the best student design projects of 2012. Just 12 projects from universities across Britain for its Celebrating the Class of 2012 exhibition. They include the un-knitting machine, designed by Kingston University's Imogen Hedges.
See the un-knitting machine in action:
Photo courtesy of Kingston University
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