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Warp Knitting/​Crochet

Stay at home wear inspires Karl Mayer’s developers

On-trend fashion with a crinkle-effect look, made on an HKS 4-M EL, adds the wow factor to home wear.

9th June 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Knitted Outerwear

Tough times call for soft, comfortable outfits, and wide-cut clothing made from soft fabrics, with textures that promise a feeling of cosiness thanks to a voluminous look, are flourishing and inspiring creative minds, says warp knitting machine manufacturer Karl Mayer.

Textile product developers at Karl Mayer were also inspired by the trend towards ‘stay-at-home’ wear that also provides a feel-good guarantee. They have created a collection of lightweight warp knitted fabrics that bring chic to home wardrobes with a multiform crinkle-effect look and bright colours, but that will, the company says, also cause a stir on the streets and at parties in post-coronavirus times.

The range include dense fabrics with small repeat waffle or wave patterns - seersucker makes or origami-like designs, as well as transparent fabrics on which curved architectural lines stand out like veins.

The play on opacity and transparency brings extravagance and allure to any outfit, as demonstrated by the delicate blouse above. Light warp knitted textiles with a plastic wave design and a cut featuring playful trumpet sleeves and sexy slit neckline create an extremely feminine piece suitable for almost any occasion, Karl Mayer adds.

© Karl Mayer

The on-trend fabric was produced on a Karl Mayer HKS 4-M EL in E 28 machine. To implement the 3D effects, the universal high-performance tricot machine processed a polyamide wrapping yarn with elastane cores. Various lappings make different elastic properties and patterns possible with the same threading.

In addition to high flexibility, the HKS 4-M EL offers maximum efficiency - the extraordinary design variety combined with a high working speed makes the HKS 4-M EL the machine of choice when it comes to manufacturing short runs and developing new products – Karl Mayer says.

More information about the fashionable items with a crinkle-effect look made on an HKS 4-M EL will be available on the Karl Mayer Group’s exhibition stand at ITMA ASIA + CITME, 12 to 16 June, A 35/Hall 4 at the NECC Shanghai.

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