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Flat Knitting

New design software for flat knitted fabric

Two brands – one objective: Innovations for the creative process. Synergies between Stoll and KM.ON for the benefit of customers.

11th June 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Reutlingen, Germany


Opening up a whole new world of pattern creation with significantly simplified development and accelerated programming – are the benefits of Create, new design software for flat knitted fabrics. Create is said to be another great contribution to the digitisation of the entire knitwear design and development process.

Stoll and KM.ON, two successful Karl Mayer Group brands, have combined their expertise and creativity for the new offering Create, to maximise the benefits for customers. Stoll is a pioneer in flat knitting technology and brings unique process knowledge to its business, which, the company says, results in perfect flat knitting solutions and excellent customer support. KM.ON is an agile specialist in innovative software products, as well as digital solutions and services for the textile industry.

Create belongs to the k.innovation category of KM.ON solutions that focus on an accelerated design-to-market workflow.

Create’s key features

With a well-thought-out shape and grading tool, Create is said to offer the possibility to create shapes and to implement customised adaptations or size adjustments just as easily. An important part of the tool is a shape library with numerous presets.

For the creation of knitted fabrics, an integrated yarn library offers a first selection of standard and fancy yarns, that will be continuously updated. Additionally, there is the possibility to create your own yarns.

© Karl Mayer/ Stoll

The software includes an extensive library with different stitch constructions that can be used for the design. Additionally, customers can create their own digital stitch constructions with simultaneous stitch simulation and to run technical design checks.

© Karl Mayer/ Stoll

The virtual fabric views are said to have a ‘true-to-life‘ imitation of the stitches and their distortions, which makes it possible to conceptualise and plan a collection with fewer or no physical sample pieces. With a colourway generator, different colour combinations can also be tried out.

© Karl Mayer/ Stoll

Last but not least, the design program can be used as a basis for the knitting programme. Once a technician has completed various checks, the knitting process can then be started immediately.

© Karl Mayer/ Stoll

More information about Create will be available on the Karl Mayer Group’s exhibition stand at ITMA ASIA + CITME, which is being held from 12-16 June, at the NECC Shanghai (A 35/Hall 4) and also on the Stoll website.

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