About Kniterate Knitting Machine
The Kniterate Knitting Machine is a new product being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.com that promises to provide their customers with everything they need to design and create knitwear in their own home.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the Kniterate Knitting Machine is an affordable and compact version of an industrial knitting machine that can be used in the comfort of your own home to turn digital designs into knitted garments.
Their website says that the creators of the Kniterate Knitting Machine love knitwear because of its ability to adapt to the wearer’s body and because the product is knitted to shape, reducing manufacturing waste.
Unfortunately, until now making knitwear at home has been difficult and out of reach for most home based designers. Kniterate hooks up to a computer where designers can create their own design from scratch or using a template, and then send the design to the knitting machine where it will be created.
Their website says their machine has the option to make scarves, beanies, shoe uppers, sweaters, dresses, and more, and if you create a design you love and wish to share with the Kniterate community, you can do that.
Unfortunately this product is not yet available for sale on the open market at this time, as they are still in process of crowdfunding on their Kickstarter page. Their crowdfunding page says that people are able to purchase a single Kniterate Knitting Machine for just $4,699, which they say is a 37% discount off the eventual retail price of $7,499.
According to their crowdfunding page, it seems as though this product will begin being shipped to crowdfunding donators during April of 2018, though these dates may change in the future.
Because this product is not yet actually being sold on the open market, they also do not appear to have any kind of published Refund Policy available for their customers at this time. Hopefully once their product actually begins being delivered to customers that participated in their crowdfunding campaign in the Spring of 2018, they will begin publishing these important policies, but until then customers will need to contact their Customer Service team with any questions they have regarding refunds.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to them by using the Ask A Question link at the bottom of the Kickstarter page.
Because this company has not actually yet made this product available on the open market, there is no way to know how well it will fulfill all of the promises it has made to its consumers.
Competitors and Alternatives?
As mentioned above, there are many different types of knitting machines available, but they are generally created for major commercial production and can cost upwards of $50,000. Whether or not there will be more options for at-home knitwear production machines in the future is difficult to tell.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Kniterate Knitting Machine reviews below.