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Reutlingen - Flat knitting machine builder Stoll has unveiled a new collection, “Digital Knits”, a key element of which is how the latest digital Stoll tools can be used to enrich traditional design techniques.

"The digital craftsmanship spreads in every single piece, manifesting in pixelized artworks, clean silhouettes and cross over materials, combining techy and natural fibres," said Jörg Hartmann, head of Fashion & Technology

"Futuristic functions are carried out using our latest machine features. Be curious and let yourself be inspired by our new Trend Collection."

The collection was partly designed and developed using new digital tools like Stoll–Artwork and Stoll–Autocreate.

Stoll–Artwork is a brand new design tool that adds knitwear–specific features to adobe photoshop. "Using features like automatic control tools and stitch distortion simulation, to name a few, the system helps the creation of artworks substantially easier for the knitwear designer," Mr Hartmann added.

Some of the artworks were then transferred to Stoll–Autocreate for more processing. Once the parameters of Stoll–Autocreate have been set up, the process flow from design output to knitting machines makes manual programming redundant, says Hartmann, making it the perfect platform for businesses where mass customization plays a role.

"Beyond the digital content of this collection, you will find garments with visually exciting designs and futuristic functions, carried out using our latest machine features," he said. "Prepare to be inspired."

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