Movable Type Cushion – Anti Alias Alphabet by Rüdiger Schlömer

Movable Type Cushion – Anti Alias Alphabet

by Rüdiger Schlömer
Knitting
October 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
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The Movable Type Cushion is an hommage to Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the modern printing press in the 15th century. His main innovation was using movable type instead printing forms for whole words or pages (Read more). It will turn your couch into a typographic playground.

The pattern called Anti Alias Alphabet is made from enlarged screenshots of the typeface Helvetica, designed by Max Miedinger in 1957, which I translated into stranded knitting patterns. From the distance, the knitted letters will appear as on your screen. It was first published in my book, however only for the letter “A”. This is an extended pattern set which contains all 26 capital letters, the hashtag sign and a Typeknitting signature.

Test knitting by Frauke Riecke. Typeknitting by Rüdiger Schlömer.

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Basic Information:

  • Technique: Two-Color / Stranded knitting
  • Knitting: Back and forth Stockinette stitch
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Yarn: Lana Grossa Bingo in two contrasting colors
  • Yardage / Metreage: full cushion (front + backside + flap) = 270 g
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  • Color 1 (Letter): ca. 100 g = 160 metres

  • Color 2 (Background): ca. 200 g = 320 metres
 (Lana Grossa Bingo 50g = 80 metres)
  • Needles: 5 mm / US 8 / UK 6
  • Gauge for stranded part:
19 stitches × 23 rows = 10 × 10cm

  • Gauge for backside:
17 stitches × 23 rows = 10 × 10cm
  • Knitting Time: 15–20 hours

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Book resources:

Rüdiger Schlömer
Typographic Knitting. From Pixel to Pattern (English)
Princeton Architectural Press (Fall 2019)
ISBN: 978-1-61689-854-0

Rüdiger Schlömer
Pixel, Patch und Pattern – Typeknitting (German)
Verlag Hermann Schmidt
ISBN: 978-3-87439-905-0

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