Broadcasting Your Wardrobe: The Test Card Sweater

Broadcasting Your Wardrobe: The Test Card Sweater

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Taryn Williford
Mar 24, 2010

Have you ever had those mornings when you walk into the closet and you just can't find anything you want to wear? There's always plenty of clothes, but nothing catches your fancy. On days like that—when your clothes are on (out of necessity and respect for you office mates), but you're not really wearing them—grab for this Test Card Sweater. It says "my wardrobe is active, but no program is being broadcast."

This sweater is the original work of ~specialsally on DeviantArt, a crafty knitter with a penchant for TV downtime nostalgia.

The pattern on this thin knit sweater vest is a mock of the famous North American SMPTE color bars test pattern, used to adjust broadcast signals.

The color bar standard gives video engineers an indication of how a video signal has been altered by recording or transmission. Those engineers are then able to properly alter the signal to bring it back to its originally intended condition.

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