The CNC Knitting Machine is a STOLL 14 gauge v-bed weft-knitting machine with 82” needle bed (Model CMS 822 HP Multi-gauge E7.2).
In comparison to weaving, weft-knitting machines construct textiles by interconnecting loops of yarn in a horizontal fashion. The machine gauge indicates a layout of 14 needles per inch, giving the ability to produce textiles at a very fine level of resolution. The v-bed layout of two parallel needle beds enables the knitting of multiple interconnected layers within a single seamless textile, often referred to as 3d knitting or shaping. With the additional ability to utilize a multiple yarns ranging in quality from elastic to structural, the CNC Knitting Machine allows for the production of textiles with great degrees of differentiation in material characteristics and geometry.