Images of the first pair of sanQR gloves combining traditional Sanquhar style with 21st Century QR code – wearable craft and marketing.
QR Code for shortened url
With the first pair of sanQR gloves finished the next pair are on the needles.
This pair will incorporate the bar code for a shortened url shown right. The url for this site wqs first shortened in Bit.ly before converting to QR code.
Made with smaller needles for smaller hands, I am hoping for even better stitch definition. My thinking is that better stitch definition and simpler bar code could result in a hand knitted readable code. Let’s see.
Smaller sanQR gloves in the making
The upper glove is being worked on 1.5mm needles and the letters are visibly smaller than the letters worked on 1.75mm needles. They should be fine for the smaller hand.
21st C Sanquhar incorporates QR Barcode
The right glove has been completed as an exhibition piece entitled SanQR. With just under a month to the deadline there is time to create a left glove. Must get on then as I have a pattern to put together.
Just one finger left to do for my QR-3D textile submission.
Just to fingers to go with QR bar code centred on the back of the hand
Late night post and photos could be better I know but they are turning out better than expected. Based very loosely on the People’s Friend pattern used on earlier gloves I have altered the placement of the fingers by one stitch, introduced salt and pepper between the fingers and customised the wrist. The realignment of the fingers seems to be a real improvement – who would believe one stitch could have a visible difference?
The initials, representing Quick Response (code) are OK but the box could be just a couple of stitches wider so that it is central over the wrist. It is acceptable, just not quite perfect.
All in all though its going pretty well and I am pretty certain that they will be my competition entry. I was only going to knot one glove but I am so pleased I reckon I will make the pair and wear.