sanQR – small hands and smaller QR code

The fifth pair of gloves are now under way and are an experiment with a smaller QR code and smaller gloves.  I have given up on the bar code being read now.  I have had various suggestions as to why it will not work and the most sensible is down to the yarn.  When viewed close up the yarn is hairy and this “noise” could prevent the camera on the phone reading the bar code.

The fingers and thumbs are all worked in salt and pepper stitch for a different look.  It is relatively easy to knit and should mean finishing the gloves a little more quickly.  Also, it allows the length of the fingers.  A great advantage since I have smaller than average little fingers.

The gloves eventually took around two weeks to complete and would have been done sooner had I not run out of white wool.  Not to worry though, the use of a different dye lot is not noticeable – fortunately.

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sanQR Gallery

Images of the first pair of sanQR gloves combining traditional Sanquhar style with 21st Century QR code – wearable craft and marketing.

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Bit.ly, barcodes, another sanQR project

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.

 

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sanQR – Left glove in the making

Sanquhar knitting + QR Bar codes = sanQR

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SanQR – When Sanquhar knitting meets Quick Response Code

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.

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Wearable Marketing – 21C Sanquhar

Just one finger left to do for my QR-3D textile submission.

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21C Sanquhar – Right hand almost done

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?

Right palm customised with initials for quick responseThe 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.

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