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Stoll, KM.ON collaborate to launch new design software for knitted fabrics


Karl Mayer’s two brands Stoll and KM.ON have collaborated to launch new design software known as Create for flat knitted fabrics.

Stoll is a pioneer in flat knitting technology and brings unique process knowledge to its business, which results in perfect flat knitting solutions and excellent customer support. KM.ON is an agile specialist in innovative software products, as well as digital solutions and services for the textile industry.

The software Create focuses on an accelerated design-to-market workflow. Its key features include possibility to create shapes and to implement customized adaptations or size adjustments just as easily. An important part of the tool is a shape library with numerous presets.

For the creation of knitted fabrics, an integrated yarn library offers a first selection of standard and fancy yarns, that will be continuously updated. Additionally, there is the possibility to create your own yarns.

The software includes an extensive library with different stitch constructions that can be used for the design. Additionally, the customer can create own digital stitch constructions with simultaneous stitch simulation and to run technical design checks.

The virtual fabric views have a true-to-life imitation of the stitches and their distortions, which makes it possible to conceptualize and plan a collection with fewer or no physical sample pieces. With a colorway generator, different color combinations can also be tried out.

The design program can be used as a basis for the knitting program. Once a technician has completed various checks, the knitting process can then be started immediately.