The latest, unique XT intarsia system, which merged all the knitting possibilities of intarsia technology and stitch technology, was introduced by the leading Italian circular knitting machine manufacturer SantoniSpA.
The system is fitted with a detailed toe closing unit, as reported in a Knitting industry article. The Argyle motif socks are specially designed to suit the fashion market, because of their excellent degree of consistency and pattern concept, with their increasingly high demands. Single-cylinder INTARSIA electronic knitting machine with 4 reciprocating feeds and 2 selection points (3 technical ways) per feed and per rotating sense for the production of intarsia products with breathable mesh areas with cushioning and/or transfer stitch areas knitted in sculpted terry. The machine knitting head is equipped with cams as well as a special-patented chain linking system which allows only preselected needles to be driven to the stitch cam for knitting.
Santoni has applied for a series of new machine patents in order to be able to knit 4-feed high-definition colored logo patterns as well as 3D patterns on the same course as intarsia, sculpted terry and transfer stitch areas.