Knit o’clock!

Say hello to the clock that knits the time and which by the end of a year has produced a 2 meter long scarf, perfect for the January freeze.

“I am fascinated by everyday incidents, unconscious ways of acting and invisible processes,” says Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen who has just graduated from the University of Arts in Berlin. “I like to observe and challenge the things we take for granted… like time passing.”


Time and numbers were in fact the inspiration for Wilhelmsen’s knitting clock 365, which measures the time in a three-dimensional form; in volume. It is knitting the hours and the days and shows the time as something that is constantly moving, changing and developing. It counts the 24 hours per day; for each half and whole hour a needle is knitting a mesh, each day makes one knitted line. The yarn lasts for 365 days and makes a two-meter long scarf.

“Even though I live in Berlin, I often hear that my design has a very Scandinavian touch,” Wilhelmsen explains. “Perhaps it is the honest and straight-forward way of using the materials, the combination of handcraft and industrial techniques or the desire to give an object more than a decorative reason. I aim to make products with personality and humour, products that challenge the meeting between man and his surroundings and that offer a new kind of interaction with them.”

Wilhelmsen has been selected to exhibit the knitting clock at this year’s 100% Norway exhibition at 100% Design, London, 23-26 September.


15 Responses to “Knit o’clock!”

  1. Julie July 14, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    Awesome. Just too awesome!

  2. Faydra July 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    OK – I WANT this clock! I mean, really, really want it. It is too cute! 🙂

  3. Sabina July 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    I love poetics of this design!!!
    Well done to the designer 🙂

  4. T.P. August 2, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    But how do you tell time with it?

  5. June campbell September 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    This is too amazing.I cannot believe how creative some people are. Well done.

  6. Rachel G September 4, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    So is this basically a clock with only an hour hand? does the loom have 60 teeth/pegs?

  7. Sarah Sanderson September 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    How Wonderful, Refreshing, Rediiculous and Humourous, I love it!

  8. Denise March 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    This is simply marvelous. I want them for everyone I know!

  9. sue cridge March 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    A stich in time! GREAT!!

  10. Cathy May 3, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    fantastic design, and i wanna to have one immediately, where can i buy it?

  11. Janice Smith-Ward June 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Can the “Knitting clock” be purchased?

  12. Phil Watson November 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Where can I get one?

  13. Agustin November 18, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was conducting a little research on this.
    And he in fact ordered me dinner due to the fact that I discovered it
    for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to
    discuss this matter here on your website.


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