Yarns transformed in beautiful knitted fabrics. Here I tell you how that magic happens.
Knitwear is a must in our wardrobe. But do you know how knitting goes and what type of machines the big brands use in the industry to give life to their knitwear designs? Today we take a trip into the wonderful Knit Lab, a special place where we work so that our knitwear comes to life!
Knitting is the process of using two or more needles to loop yarn into a series of interconnected loops in order to create a finished garment or some other type of fabric. There are many types of knitting methods: hand knitting, semi-automated knitting, and the big guns: flat-knitting machines (used for versatile designs) and circular-knitting machines (make most of our T-shirts).
The textile industry has evolved a long way and today the flat-knitting machines come in 3 forms depending on the way of execution:
A downsize of knitwear is pilling. So I did a quality test on a knitted fabric as well to determine its pilling factor. For the test I used the pilling box. My test result showed that the fabric is low on pilling, obtaining a grade 4 (on a scale from 1 to 5 where 5 is the best result).
The photos below will take you through the process of what it takes to make a simple knitted design. Enjoy, we sure did! Form Follows Feeling.