8 bit knitting @ Superbyte


Sat 13th September, i’ll be at Superbyte Festival in Manchester with my knitting machines, aiming to develop some 8-bit fairisle (and possibly even some knitted gifs).

Feel free to drop by an create a punchcard pattern (a huge 24 pixels wide!) based on your favorite sprites and gaming scenery. If you’re feeling really ambitious, then you can help me make a knitted animation!


Artist Sam Meech will be developing knitted 8 bit artworks using the ultimate in retro gear – the 1970s punchcard knitting machine. Get hands on with the design and making process, designing a punchcard and add to the ultimate gaming-inspired fairisle.

This is a drop in workshop – come by for 5 minutes or hang out all day. You can find out more information here, and of course, come along on the Saturday of SuperByte and have a go yourself!