Link and Link Knitting Machine Operator

Set up and operate battery of automatic, link-type knitting machines.

What does a Link and Link Knitting Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates battery of automatic, link-type knitting machines to knit garments of specified pattern and design: Places chains that control operation of machine on machine sprockets. Places cones of yarn on machine spindles and threads end of yarn through machine guides, tension devices, and needle eyes. Turns screws to set carrier stops and adjust stroke of yarn carrier. Pushes lever to separate needle plates of machine and hooks stitches of knitted piece of fabric onto needles to serve as base for knitting. Starts machine and observes operation to detect defective knitting. Ties ends of broken yarn with weaver’s knot. Separates needle plates and removes finished fabric from machine.