I know absolutely nothing about knitting let alone knitting chart keys but this great tutorial developed by Kalani Craig is a wonderful introduction to computational textiles for crafters. Craig combines knitting with the computational powers of the Lilypad Arduino to create a handbag decorated with 10 LEDs that act as a row counter and a charted pattern.
Watch the video below to learn more about the project. For you knitters, check out the tutorial on Knitty.com. You can also purchase a project kit from Sparkfun. Better yet — win a free kit by visiting the KnittyBlog and leaving a comment saying what you’d like to program into your Know it all Bag!