Knits by the metre

"With a thread you can clothe the world. An unbroken thread can create cavities, structures, and patterns in the infinite."

Knits by the metre´s first collection Brave New World is made up of knitted textiles in materials such as linen, monofilament and metal.


Many of them combine expression, structure and effects not seen before. Knits by the metre is a Swedish company started in 2006 by designers Ulrika Mårtensson and Margot Barolo. They have  previously worked together on several projects involving product development and design as well as art projects.

Ulrika Mårtensson is a renowned, award-winning textile designer, artist and architect, with a large number of assignments, including from the Swedish Governmental Art Council, Kinnasand and Marks Pelle. She has an MFA from Konstfack, the University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

Margot Barolo is a well known and award-winning product designer and artist, working with both textile, furniture and home products for companies such as Svenskt Tenn, Iittala, Iris Hantverk and Bamford. She also works as a design strategist. She is educated at Beckmans School of Design.

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