Pop Punch 'the Low End Theory' Cardigan



£295.00 (inc VAT)

£245.83 (exc VAT)

The earliest computer systems used punchcards adapted from knitting machines. Pop Punch is a collaborative conceptual project with a coder and a sound designer: between the three of us we’ve come up with a programme which converts the tracks of a vinyl LP into knitting patterns.
These cardigans are the melodies of the seven tracks of the first LP of The Low End Theory (1991) by A Tribe Called Quest, converted into seven knitting patterns. Each pattern is made up in Scotland as a traditional Fair Isle pullover using Shetland yarns. The garment is styled after early 1960s knitwear, with contrasting long cuffs and a short neck rib.
Each sweater is packed with a new-old-stock punch card, and a record-sleeve-insert-style track card.


  • Made in Scotland
  • Fair Isle float stitch
  • Corozo nut buttons
  • Fully fashioned, hand framed and hand finished