KNIT CYCLES

Circular Knit Exploration

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Knit Patterns

The perplexing expansion and compression of knit is on the forefront of innovation for flexible and breathable footwear. Where can stretch interlacing methods be used in the industry?

circular knitting

(noun) a process to form knit patterns that are seamless and tubular in shape.

HOW COULD WE...
ALTER THE CONSTRUCTION OF CIRCULAR KNITS FOOTWEAR UPPERS TO HAVE MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FLEXIBILITY, BREATHABILITY, & MATERIAL REBOUND WITHOUT USING CIRCULAR KNIT MACHINES.

Nike Flyknit Racer Orca

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circular knit benefits:
  • seamless textiles FOR even distribution and uninterrupted stretch
  • less waste than common "cut-and-sew" industry method of making
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closed-loop
interlocking
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malleable
unidirectional
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network
repetition
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rigid object exploration
soda-pop can tabs
material: recycled aluminum
construction: compression
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Interlace minimally malleable soda pop tabs into a network to introduce new planes of motion.
circular network knit exploration
elastic hair ties
material: rubber band + polyester
construction: circular knit machine
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Interlock closed-loop elastic bands into a web to function as a network to expand and contract.

POP-TOP UPPERS

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Gather Interlacing Objects
Continuity Exploration
Material Preparation
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DUAL-CIRCULAR KNIT

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Interlacing Exploration
Efficiency Development
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Interlacing Units
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KNIT CYCLES

Sustainable Knit Exploration

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