One of the latest applications from warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is the use of its latest tricot technology for the production of a lace-look fabric featuring a variety of designs such as mesh structures with large openings and denser areas. In this example, the eye-catching feature of the outfit is the cropped top, which is made from a feather-light fabric with a lace look, produced on a high-speed tricot machine – the HKS 4-M EL in a gauge of E 28.
The machine’s EL control facility, the clever yarn threading arrangement, and the sophisticated combination of yarns produce a lace-look fabric featuring a variety of designs, i.e. mesh structures with large openings and dense areas with superimposed scalloped patterns create an alternating striped design .The interplay between the open-work and the dense constructions is produced by the yarns processed in ground guide bars GB 3 and GB 4. A filet threading arrangement and a fully threaded arrangement alternate in sequence. GB 2 and GB 3 work the pattern in the dense areas. Matt/shiny effects bring a touch of extravagance to the graphic look. The shimmering effect is produced by processing monofilament yarns having a trilobal cross-section in the filigree ground, which resembles an embroidery ground. The superimposed design is made from textured polyester multifilament yarns having a large number of filaments – a choice of yarns that enables the design to contrast effectively with the ground.