Weft Knits - 96 feeder circular knitting machine | Texhour

As a circular weft knitting machine rotates, each cone of yarn feeding into the knitting machine forms a separate row of loops in the fabric, one after the other. Once a circular weft knit machine makes a complete revolution, the number of rows of loops formed during that revolution is equivalent to the number of yarns fed.

Weft Knits - 96 feeder circular knitting machine | Texhour
Weft Knits - 96 feeder circular knitting machine

 

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As a circular weft knitting machine rotates, each cone of yarn feeding into the knitting machine forms a separate row of loops in the fabric, one after the other.

Once a circular weft knit machine makes a complete revolution, the number of rows of loops formed during that revolution is equivalent to the number of yarns fed.

So a 96 feeder machine will use 96 cones. And a 144 feeder machine will need 144 cones.

 

4 courses are being knit simultaneously using 4 yarns from 4 feeders.

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96 feeder circular knitting machine:

• Feeder no. 1 (running yarn no.1) will form the first row of loops. Feeder no. 2 (yarn no. 2) will form the second row. Then feeder no. 96 (yarn no. 96) will form the 96th row of loops. One revolution of the knitting machine is now over. The cycle starts again and feeder No. 1 then forms the 97th row of loops, feeder no. 2 the 98th row, and so on.

• Using a 20s yarn, the approximate width of the 96 rows of loops formed during one complete revolution of the knitting machine is approximately 1-3/4”.

• Using appropriate yarn colors, therefore, this machine can knit horizontal jersey stripes (any number of colors) with a maximum repeat of 1-3/4 inch.

• Fabric made in this manner is called a yarn dyed feeder stripe.

• A 144 feeder circular knitting machine will knit 144 rows of loops in a full revolution, and here the approx width of the rows will be more than 2-1/2 inches.

• So a feeder stripe pattern with a maximum repeat of 2-1/2” can be knitted on a 144 gauge machine.

• To make stripes with repeats greater than 2½”  an auto-stripe machine is utilized. This can make multi-stripes and engineered-stripes with any repeat. 

• The restriction here is the number of colors. These machines are available in 4-color or 6-color options.

 

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Repeat ¾” – should be knit on 96 feed machine (you’ll get two repeats in one revolution)

Repeat here is 2½“ – so knit on 144 feeder machine to get one repeat in one revolution