Knitting Machine

A knitting machine is a remarkable tool employed to produce knitted textiles, either partially or entirely through automated means. Its mesmerizing operation involves the intertwining of different yarn sets using needles.

A Little Background on Knitting
In the past, individuals used to devote considerable effort and labor to knit their own garments. However, the introduction of knitting machines revolutionized our perception of clothing and textiles. Ever since its creation in 1579, the production of clothing gradually shifted to small-scale cottage industries, rendering hand knitting less essential and transforming it into a leisurely pursuit.

How Can We Classify Knitting Machines? (In a Broad Sense)

Weft Knitting Machine:

Circular Knitting Machine

  • Single Jersey Circular Knitting Machine
  • Plain Single Jersey
  • 2 Track 4 Track
  • Terry and Fleece
  • Jacquards

Double Jersey Circular Knitting Machine

  • Rib
  • Interlock 
  • Pique

Straight Bar Knitting Machine

  • Single Needle Straight Bar Knitting Machine
  • Double Needle Straight Bar Knitting Machine

Flat Bar Knitting Machine

  • Flat Bed or V-Bed
  • Single-Bed
  • Unidirectional Bed

List of weft knitting machines:

  1. Single Jersey Knitting Machines
  2. Double Jersey Knitting Machines
  3. Rib Knitting Machines
  4. Interlock Knitting Machines
  5. Jacquard Knitting Machines
  6. Terry Knitting Machines
  7. Fleece Knitting Machines
  8. Pile Knitting Machines
  9. Circular Knitting Machines
  10. Flat Knitting Machines
  11. Seamless Knitting Machines
  12. Computerized Knitting Machines
  13. Hand Knitting Machines
  14. Sock Knitting Machines
  15. Cut and Sew Knitting Machines
  16. Weft Insertion Knitting Machines
  17. Warp Insertion Knitting Machines
  18. Latch Needle Knitting Machines
  19. Sinkers Knitting Machines
  20. Loop Wheel Knitting Machines
  21. Fully Fashioned Knitting Machines
  22. Cut and Transfer Knitting Machines

List of warp knitting machines:

  1. Tricot Knitting Machines
  2. Raschel Knitting Machines
  3. Crochet Knitting Machines
  4. Milanese Knitting Machines
  5. Simplex Knitting Machines

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