Warp knitting represents the fastest method of producing fabric from yarn. Warp knitting differs from weft knitting in that each needle loops its own thread. The needles produce parallel rows of loops simultaneously that are interlocked in a zigzag pattern. Fabric is produced in sheet or flat form using one or more sets of warp yarn. The yarns are fed from warp beams to a row of needles extending across the width of the machine.
Types of warp knitting:
- Tricot knit
- Raschel knit
- Crochet knit
- Milanese knit
Circular knittingCircular knitting or knitting in the round, is a form of knitting that creates a seamless tube. Originally, circular knitting was done using a set of four or five double pointed needles. Later a circular needle was invented; the circular needle looks like two standard knitting needles connected by a cable between them. Machines also do circular knitting; these use individual latch-hook needles to make each stitch in a round frame.
Karl Mayer Tricot machines
Flexible machines for producing stretch and non-stretch plain polyester fabrics.
Tricot machines equipped with three guide bars are flexible production machines. They are designed for the production of stretch and non-stretch plain fabrics and slightly patterned fabrics.