In 1865, Pastor Isaac W. Lamb invented the first latch needle flat knitting machine providing a tool for his parishioners to knit scarves and sweaters. Since that time, LAMB machines have been used in the apparel industry to produce the following:
- Vertical Stripe trimming for sweaters and athletic uniforms VR1021
- Draw cords for swimsuits, warm-up pants and outerwear ST3AH/ZA, 2NBA/Z-TB, CD-2
- Laces for boots and athletic shoes ST3AH/ZA, 2NBA/Z-TB, CD-2
- Embroidery trimmings for blouses and sweaters ST3AH/ZA
- Eyeglass retaining cords and lanyards for badges ST3AH/ZA, 2NBA/Z-TB, CD-2, ST2B
- Vertical or horizontal Blind cords 2NBA/Z-TB, CD-2
One of the primary reasons knitted materials are used in the apparel industry is that they are softer and more flexible than braided or woven materials. In addition, knits are inherently more porous making a knitted fabric more desirable for apparel use. These three factors make a knit more comfortable to wear.
Click on the model(s) listed next to each application for additional information and images of materials they produce. Please CONTACT US to determine which model is best suited for your particular application.