The most visible knitting culture in Philadelphia is a smattering of yarn-bombed telephone poles, but local industrial designer Andrew Dahlgren is well on his way to changing that. He received a knitting machine three years ago, which kickstarted a quest for a sustainable regional knitting industry with craftsmanship at its core. His company, ADMK (for Andrew Dahlgren Machine Knitting), will be setting up shop in the first-floor galleries of the Philadelphia Art Alliance through Sunday. At the temporary Knit Lab, viewers can interact with Dahlgren and his equipment, and even create their own knit designs and learn to use the machines. We’re gonna bet you’ve never had the chance to use a knitting machine.
Through Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., free with $3-$5 admission, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St., 215-545-4302, philartalliance.org.