The L2 Knit Lab (temporarily relocated to UC518) is open to students with machine knitting experience. Students can check out machine knitting kits from a Technician during open task times. Please email Technician to schedule an appointment to use the Linker machines.
The temporary space is equipped with:
- 2 Double Bed Silver Reed Standard gg Knitting Machines
- 1 Single Bed Silver Reed Standard gg Knitting Machines
- 1 Yarn Cone Winder
- Fine Gauge Hauge Linker
- Mid-Gauge Hauge Linker
- Bulky-Gauge Hauge Linker
Machines currently unavailable noted below:
- 1 Dubied Knitting Machine 4.5 gg
- 1 Shima Seiki SRY183LPSV7 7 gg digital Knitting Machine (flat bed)
- 1 Shima Seiki SWG091N2 10gg Digital Knitting Machine (Small Whole Garment)
- 2 Shima Seiki SDS One Apex Computer Systems
Students are encouraged to use their own knitting tools as well as knitting tool kits are available for checkout in the Knit Lab during Technician hours. Some donated yarn is available, but generally, yarn is not provided. At the present moment the lab does not provide Silver Reed/ Brother/ Dubied Knitting Machine workshops. These machines can be used by students with previous knitting experience or by Faculty lead demos.
The Shima Seiki digital knitting machines are complex tools that require a multi step process to access. Currently these machines are available to Graduate Students and Senior Thesis Students. A required orientation is needed to submit a Project Proposal and we do not guarantee every proposal will be accepted. Once a proposal is accepted, a consultation is scheduled. Consultations allow the student to work directly with the Technician, assessing how to develop a knitted outcome. Prior Knowledge of Machine Knitting is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.
The L2 Knit Lab is usually located on the 2nd floor within the L Building at 2 W 13th Street. We will post updates here regarding any further location changes.