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How does jacquard knitting work

Jacquard knitting is a technique that allows for the creation of complex patterns and designs in knitwear. It uses a specialized machine, called a jacquard knitting machine, which can produce intricate designs using different colored yarns.

The basic process of jacquard knitting involves the use of a series of punched cards or electronic patterning devices, which control the movement of the needles on the machine. Each card or electronic pattern corresponds to a specific design or pattern. The cards or electronic patterning device are fed into the machine, and the needles are then raised and lowered according to the design on the card, creating the desired pattern in the fabric.

For creating a custom design, the designer will have to create a chart with the design, it is called a jacquard chart, the chart is then transformed into a punch card or electronic device, which the machine reads. The punch card or electronic device is fed into the machine, and the needles are raised and lowered according to the design on the card, resulting in a custom designed knitwear.

Jacquard knitting allows for a high degree of control and precision when creating patterns, which makes it well-suited for creating intricate designs such as logos, images, or even photographs on knitwear.

Photoshop sweater with transparency

Creating designs for hoodies and sweaters in Photoshop, we came across the idea to use the look of transparency in Adobe Photoshop or other graphics software as part of the actual knitsweater design.

Photoshop sweater with transparency effect
Photoshop sweater

Transparent areas in photoshop are usually checkered in light grey and white.

Using this background together with a cropped stock image gives a nice transparent effect. Please note the preview is rather low res, the actual knit sweater does look better, although only 4 colors can be used at a time.

Transparency sweater: design and sweater preview
Transparency sweater: design and sweater preview

You can use or rebuild this effect for your custom sweater design. Upload a partly transparent image in the Online Designer, and flood fill / tile the background with a two color clipart. Set the colors of the clipart to light grey and white.

When aligned correctly, image will merge with the background. If there is a 5th color in the image, replace / fill it with a pattern, and use colors that already exist.

Click here to edit the transparency sweater design

Knitted with your custom design and no minimum order quantity, Wildemasche is the one stop source for custom knitwear. See all sweater specs here, and choose between fine knit cotton and regular knit acrylic sweater.

Online Designer: How to remove the background

When uploading photos or images in the Online Designer, you can have the background removed with a single click.
Start the Online Designer with desired product resp material / size option.

Then upload your image in the Online Designer (“Image” button top left).

Upload photo / image / logo

Click button “Background”

Remove background button

Image with white background

Image with background

Image with background removed:

Background removed

Pick border color and border thickness. This way the image will stand out better on a background with pattern or changing colors.

Pick border color and border thickness

Use “Remove background” on all products in the Online Designer. So not just with the custom sweater, but also when creating designs for scarves, blankets, beanies and fabric panels.

Sweater mockup generator

Get your sweater mockup action with the sweater mockup generator from Wildemasche.

Sweater mockup generator
Knit sweater mockup generator

Custom knit sweater mockups are done in no time in this industry leading jacquard knit factory online offer.

Create custom designs for free, either for fine knit cotton knitshirt, or standard acrylic sweater. Use loads of sweater templates and randomly created designs. Upload stock photos for your best sweater designs, or cliparts from the searchable clipart database. Upload your photos and generate a preview of the design you have made.

For even more options, go pro and send the design you have created with photoshop and use advanced effects.

This is Wildemasche, this is the onlineshop for crewneck sweaters with your design on front, back and sleeves. Everything is knitted in, allover, always.

Design your own scarf

With Wildemasche, you can have words of your choosing on a custom made book scarf. Just start the Online Designer, enter your text and complete your purchase. We’ll knit your custom textbook scarf from scratch within ca 1 week and send it to your door.

Get started

Start the Online Designer with desired product and option. This can be a scarf, or any other products with text or book style we offer. Get your story on a piece of knitted art.

Enter text and place text field

my book scarf text

Type or paste your text, then format it to suit. You may add only one letter, one word, a whole sentence or complete story. You can used the tile function so text fills the entire space. Choose colors as you like, and adjust spacing between text to minimize or maximize white space on your book scarf.

Choose from various font faces, or when adding your text as image, you can have any font face for your text.

Color Options

Choose color or pattern for background, for text and for text border. Adjust border thickness so text stands out better from the background, then add design to cart and check out.

Scarf color options

Use the custom scarf as giveaway, for wholesale or as a custom gift designed by you.
See blankets like home goods, and many more knitted products in our shop.