What is a stocking machine?

Update:22 Jun 2020

The knitting process of flat stockings starts with the […]

The knitting process of flat stockings starts with the socks. The sock mouth is the widest part of the flat socks and should have the greatest extension. In order not to curl the socks and increase their fastness, they are often woven into double layers. In order to make the socks conform to the shape of the legs, the stitches must be transferred twice to reduce the width. The heel, sole and toe are subject to more friction, and reinforcement lines should be added.

The main loop forming parts of the hosiery machine include crochet hooks, bending pieces, yarn splitting pieces, loop release pieces, pressing pieces and yarn guides. The crochet hook is fixed on the needle bed for compound movement. The bending piece is arranged between the needles every two needles, and the inclined surface of the pushing plate pushes the pushing piece, thereby pushing the bending piece to make it bend in sequence. The yarn splitting pieces are arranged between the bending pieces, and are simultaneously moved out by the rear edge of the sinker cover, and the bent yarns are divided. The decoupling piece is to block the extension line of the old coil when the needle is lowered, and hold the old coil. There is no separate tablet on the general stocking machine, and the leading edge of the sinker bed serves as the tablet. The yarn guide moves the yarn drawn from the bobbin along the needle bed to lay the yarn. The process of moving the coil on one needle to the other is called transfer. The purpose is to: ① change the weaving width of the socks to meet the forming requirements; ② weave the socks into a leno structure to reduce loosening and form patterns. The transfer process is to align the needle tip of the transfer needle with the needle groove of the crochet needle, and press the crochet needle to the transfer needle, so that the hook is in the groove of the transfer needle, and then the transfer needle descends with the crochet needle and moves the stitch Move the needle on the loop. After that, the transfer needle is separated from the crochet needle, and the stitch is moved laterally by one or two stitches, and the stitch is moved to another crochet needle to complete the transfer.