A new digital knitting machine let’s budding fashion designers “print” clothes just like a 3D printer creates plastic objects. London-based Kniterate hopes to empower designers working on low budgets. Forget 3D-printing, this noisy knitting device uses digital technology to seemingly “print” knitted garments within a few hours. It was created by London-based startup Kniterate and inspired by 3D-printing technology. Director and co-founder, 32-year-old Gerard Rubio, says the idea came to him when studying media design at a university in Barcelona. Kniterate was his final university project.