Patent Number: 6,308,536

Title: Shaping/augmenting/diminishing knitted fabrics

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing three-dimensional knits. In accordance with the invention narrowing the loops is done by loops covering a partial area of the needle bed being transferred to needles arranged nearer to the middle of the knit and subsequently knitting further continued, and widening the loops is done by loops covering a partial area of the needle bed being transferred to needles arranged remote from the middle of the knit and subsequently knitting further continued. As an alternative to this, needles may be rendered inactive in a partial area of the needle bed over at least one course and subsequently reactivated.

Inventors: Roell; Friedrich (Biberach, DE)

Assignee: Recaro GmbH & Co.

International Classification: D04B 1/22 (20060101); D04B 007/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018