Making Center Facilities will reopen with partial hours Tuesday January 16 unless otherwise listed.
Please make sure any work in the MC open work areas (L2, N2) is cleaned up, labeled, and stored properly when you have completed work DAILY.


Printmaking Studio and Book Arts


Weaving & Dye Lab

Labs, Shops, and Studios

L2 Knit Lab

2 W 13th St, 2nd Floor   •   A technician will be available for student/faculty assistance: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, from 1-5pm (These hours may change depending on support)
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

Winter Break
Dec 19 – Jan 19: Facilities Closed


NOTE: We are no longer accepting Shima Seiki Project Proposals for the fall 2017 semester. We will begin taking proposals again in the spring.

The L2 Knit Lab is open to students with machine knitting experience. Students can check out machine knitting kits from a Technician in the Knit Lab. Please email Technician to schedule an appointment to use the Linker machines.

The L2 Knit Lab is located on the 2nd floor within the L Building at 2 W 13th Street.

The lab is equipped with:

  • 2 Double Bed ¬†Silver Reed Standard gg Knitting Machines
  • 2 Single Bed Silver Reed Standard gg Knitting Machines
  • 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
  • 1 Yarn Cone Winder
  • Fine Gauge Hauge Linker
  • Mid-Gauge Hauge Linker
  • Bulky-Gauge Hauge Linker

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.