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Hosiery Automatic Knitting-Machine Operator

Operate knitting machines to knit hoses to shape of foot and leg.

What does a Hosiery Automatic Knitting-Machine Operator do?

Operates knitting machines to knit hose to shape of foot and leg: Places spools of yarn on spindles of machine and threads machine. Places welt rod in retaining notch of welt bar and turns lever to lower welt bar to knitting position. Pushes yarn carrier into position and turns bar to start machine to knit welt. Hooks draw-off straps from takeup roller to welt rod to hold welt and leg taut during knitting. Turns handwheels to position picot bar to knit stitches joining welt to leg of hose and to raise picot and welt bars after welt is knitted. Stops machine and clips loose threads at welt and toe of completed hose, using scissors. Removes welt rods and hose from machine. Counts, bundles, and attaches identifying ticket to hose. Replaces and aligns needles and points of machine, using pliers. May clean and oil machine.