What we do

Knitwear Lab is driven by its love for industrial knitwear. In our Lab we develop stitches, knit designs, design collections and take care of productions.
Our design team helps you on a strategic level to integrate knits into your collection.

Design

Our team consists of professional knitwear designers who are skilled to program with the M1plus software and operate the industrial knitting machines to make the best possible stitches, swatches and prototypes. Together, we create the best possible strategic concept for knitwear in the collections and we assist in making mood boards and presentations. As production professionals we supply you with internationally comprehensible tech packs.

Knitting

Our Lab is a specialised workspace for manufacturing knitwear. Here we design and explore the endless possibilities. We have three industrial knitting machines; two STOLL CMS 530 OKC/HP and one STOLL CMS ADF 16BW. We have developed a wide range of knitwear and build up a swatch library to show and inspire our customers. We have the latest yarn collection books in house and we are connected with yarn suppliers that can provide us with the right yarn best suited for the product that need to be developed.

Every year we make sure to visit international fairs such as the Pitti Filati, Spin Expo, Texpo in Istanbul-Turkey and ISPO in Munich-Germany. We do this to keep up to date the latest developments and technological advancements in yarn and knitting.

Production

In our Lab we develop the small exclusive productions for our customers. For bigger productions we cooperate with our partner in Istanbul, Turkey. We take care of your quality control and lead times. With our experience in the industry and extended network we make sure your production will be successfully completed.

Training

Knitwear Lab is an established centre of knowledge for industrial knitwear. We share our knowledge with anyone who has the passion to learn about knitwear. We have created a one-day workshop open to professionals and accommodate for universities by offering an extended workshop course specifically in industrial knitting & design. Together with our customers, we develop custom made courses to tackle specific problems that may surface in knitwear.

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Knitwear Lab Summerschool

Learn all you need to know for designing industrial knitwear. In this 10-day course you will be introduced to the M1plus® pattern software and work on STOLL flatbed knitting machines in our own Knitwear Lab in Almere (close to Amsterdam). You'll learn the ins and outs of knitwear so you can be a better designer, grow into a better knitter or communicate in depth with your knitwear supplier or programmer to develop the knitwear you want.