Talk:Knitting machine

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While the close-up of the needles in the current image is useful, I think that it would be good to have an image of such a machine from a distance. From the current explanation it is rather hard to image what such a machine might look like (or maybe my imagination is just highly limited!)Jimjamjak (talk) 16:35, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

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1886 hosiery advertisement

An 1886 advertisement for a hosiery firm that depicts its factory floor with workers using knitting machines. Knitting machines produce various types of knitted fabrics, usually either flat or tubular, and of varying degrees of complexity. There are numerous types of knitting machines, ranging from the simple, non-mechanical, to the highly complex and electronic. Pattern stitches can be selected by hand manipulation of the needles, or with push-buttons and dials, mechanical punch cards, or electronic pattern-reading devices and computers.

Image: Cooper, Wells & Co.; Restoration: Lise Broer
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The article as it is currently written mainly addresses domestic knitting machines. Industrial and semi-industrial machines are not really touched at all. I feel the article could benefit from being structured anew, having sections for history, industrial, semi-industrial, and domestic knitting machines. Would tricot and other warp knitting machines be suitable to mention here at least under the industrial machines section, or is that too much like weaving? Pirvonen (talk) 07:38, 17 June 2012 (UTC)