There are many types of knitting techniques and machines. For the purpose of simplicity this article will only focus on the most common technique used for cashmere and wool knitwear.

Cashmere Yarn Forming a Knitted Loop

Cashmere Yarn Forming Loops

Knitting is the process of forming fabric by interlocking yarns into loops, creating a series of interconnected stitches. This can be achieved through various knitting techniques, such as the basic knit stitch or purl stitch.

Knitting Machine
STOLL Knitting Machine

STOLL Knitting Machine

The most common machine used for knitting cashmere and wool knitwear is flat-bed knitting machine. It can be either hand-driven or computer-controlled, but the applied knitting technique is the same - weft knitting, which creates fabric by forming loops of yarn in successive rows.

Linking Machine

Linking Machine

A cashmere or wool sweater is not knitted on one go as a whole piece but rather knitted in different panels.

Normally there are front panel, back panel, sleeves, neck. After knitting is finished, all these panels will be taken for a process called Linking, where everything is sewn together and forms a full sweater.

Washing Cashmere Sweater


Scouring: is the process of washing the items with detergents to give them the desired look and hand feel.

Washing time is crucial for finish. More washing time contributes to better hand feel but it also makes the item easier to pill, and vice versa.

Heat Drying Machine

Heat Drying Machine

Tumble Drying and Heat Drying: is to completely dry the items so that they can go through the next process - ironing.

Ironing Cashmere Sweater


Ironing: is the process that gives the item its final shape and measurements.

Labeling and Packaging
Packaging Cashmere Sweater


After all the mentioned processes, the finished products are labeled and packed for shipment.

Quality Control
Inspecting Cashmere Knitwear

Quality Control

Quality control is carried out after each process to ensure there's no defect items.