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Method of knitting neck of knit wear by weft knitting machine and knit designing device for producing the method of knitting the neck

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Kazuyoshi Okamoto

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

In order to seamlessly knit knitwear, such as a sweater, having a widened neckline

10

a of a front body

2

a and a front drop formed in the neckline

10

a in a relatively simple method, stitches at a right side of the front neckline

10

a and stitches at a left side of the front neckline

10

a, retained on the first needle bed FB, are shifted from inside to outside, with gradually increasing distances, so that the stitches can be retained on the first needle bed FB, with empty needles inserted in the spaces between those stitches; at least one of the shifted stitches

31, 32 at and outer side end portion of the right side of the front neckline

10

a and at least one of the shifted stitches at an outer side end portion of the left side of the front neckline

10

a are fed to the second needle bed BB so as to be situated next to the stitch at each side end of the back neckline

10

b retained on the second needle bed BB, whereby the neckline

10 is increased in diameter, followed by formation of widening stitches on the empty needles and then knitting of a collar

8.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows a sweater knitted in the embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 shows parts of the sweater of the embodiment that are to be knitted on a flat knitting machine;

FIG. 3 schematically shows each stage of the knitting of the sweater of the embodiment; and

FIGS. 4-6 show knitting steps of the sweater of the embodiment.

Claims

1. A method of knitting knitwear, comprising a front part of fabric having at least a front body and a back part of fabric having at least a back body by using a flat knitting machine comprising at least a pair of front and back needle beds, which are extended laterally and confront each other in back and front and at least either of which can be racked laterally to transfer stitches between the needles beds, the method comprising the step that the front part of fabric and the back part of fabric are knitted from their bottom hems to shoulders such that the front part of the fabric is associated with the first needle bed and the back part of the fabric is associated with the second needle bed, so that the front part of the fabric and the back part of the fabric are joined at both knitting-widthwise ends, so as to be knitted in the form of a tubular body; the step that during this process, the front body is knitted to be formed into a right front body and a left front body from a front neckline forming portion and also a flechage knitting that the stitches around a margin of the front neckline are sequentially slipped from the knitting to be put into inoperative positions is repeated a predetermined number of times, so as to form the neckline having a front drop in the front body; and the step that the front part of the fabric and the back part of the fabric are joined to each other at the shoulders, except at the front neckline and a back neckline, so that the knitwear is knitted into a seamless knit,

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein when there are a plurality of stitches to be fed to the second needle bed at the outer side end portion of the right side of the front neckline and at the outer side end portion of the left side of the front neckline, respectively, the plurality of stitches are sequentially fed to the second needle bed from the stitch situated at the side end of the front neckline.

3. A knit design system for producing a knitting process of a collar by using a flat knitting machine comprising at least a pair of front and back needle beds, which are extended laterally and confront each other in back and front and at least either of which can be racked laterally to transfer stitches between the needles beds, and a built-in computer, the knit design system comprising means for producing the following commands:

4. The method of claim 1, wherein said knitwear is a sweater.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein said knitwear is a vest.