Leading warp knitting manufacturer Karl Mayer has been enlarging the capabilities of its latest raschel technology to develop a lace fashion hybrid clothing for consumers.
The half bodysuit, half swimsuit, fabric for this streetwear and beachwear was fashioned on an ML 41 in E 28. For this purpose, the multibar raschel machine yields fabric lines of seamlessly lined up transparent and opaque striped areas, from which – following a 90° turn – the back and front of the bodysuit can be separated easily and without much waste.
The pattern guide bars permit incorporation of the necessary cutting marks, as well as effective designs.
Karl Mayer says that Multibar technology unlocks the door to thought-provoking possibilities in terms of design. The transparent striped sections on the base of sporty Powernet within a closed ground construction can be worn with a feminine lace touch to great effect.
The size of the transparent and opaque areas can be altered when essential using the threading on the ML 41. The 134″ machine yields up to three such pre-made-up fabric lines concurrently and integrates draw threads between them for easy separation manually.