Fast design-to-market workflows are crucial for success in trend-led businesses – and made possible by k.innovation CREATE DESIGN. The design software for KARL MAYER’s successful STOLL and KM.ON brands supports end-to-end digitization of the entire knitwear design and development process for flat knitted fabrics, from cut creation and grading, through the creation of a digital knitwear design and yarn creations, to technical checks, conversion of designs into different jacquard types and data exports. For virtual patterning, cut shapes and digital textures can be exported to external 3D garment programs.

STOLL teaches how to make efficient use of all these possibilities in a regular online training course. Participants learn all about the basic functions for developing virtual flat knitted products with k.innovation CREATE DESIGN and practice creating different knitted structures. They also learn how to work with digital yarns and export the virtual knitted fabric. The hands-on course program has been very well received. “We target our offering to knitwear and fashion designers, knitwear manufacturers and 3D product developers. They have all been delighted so far with how quickly they can come up with new products and how easily they can try out their design ideas. In particular, the export of designs as an image for use in external 3D software has been used extensively in the training sessions. This makes it easy to simulate the end product realistically,” explains a spokesman of the company, who has been running the course since last year.