Abstract: The invention refers to a method and apparatus for joining the edges of a tubular knitted article, such as a stocking, upon the completion of the latter on a circular machine; the apparatus comprises a movable carrier able to be associated with a knitting head of a circular machine, and the said carrier supports means for the removal of stitches of the last knitted rank, in which the means operate the removal of one semi-rank, that is, of half the stitches of said last knitted rank, and the means operate the removal of the other semi-rank; the movable carrier being provided with driving means and transfer means able to move the stitches of one semi-rank onto the means which remove the other semi-rank.
Abstract: Method of handling or moving the stitches of a textile article, the method comprising removing the stitches from the needles of a textile machine by with the transferring article is formed at a first station, transferring the article from said first station to a second operating station, said transfer being operated by engaging the said stitches with a plurality of members intended for the removal of same stitches form the needles of the textile machine and transferring said members from said first station to said second station, characterized in that it comprises the reversible transfer of at least one portion of said removal members from a first support or carrier which is being movable from said first and second stations to a second support or carrier intended for temporary retaining the said at least one portion of removal members along with the stitches being removed by them, and/or the reversible transfer of a plurality of members, intended for the temporary retention of the stitches and not involved in
Abstract: Operational method for seaming the edges of a tubular knitted article (C) comprising the preliminary steps of knitting the article in a knitting station (T), removing the stitches of the last knitted rank with stitches-removing means mounted on a first unit movable between said station (T) and a hook-up station (R), overturning through 180.degree. the first semirank of stitches about an axis which virtually subdivides the last knitted rank into said first and second semiranks so as to dispose the thus overturned stitches in correspondence of the stitches of the other semirank, hooking-up the thus disposed stitches of the first and second semiranks, characterized in that it comprises, following the step for the removal of the stitches of the last knitted rank, the transfer of the stitches of at least one semirank onto means other than those which operate the above said removal, said transfer means supporting the stitches of said at least one semirank during said overturning step.
Abstract: Apparatus for driving stitches of textile articles is provided with, at least one element (1) including of a body with a stem (10) associated to a support means and with its free end exhibiting a seat (12) for a leading portion or end of a member having a stitch (7) thereon to be exchanged between said body and said element (1) after the housing of the leading portion or end of said member (12) into the seat (12) of said element (1). The at least one element (1) is provided, in correspondence of its free end on one side of the seat (12), with a substantially wedge-shaped appendix (13).
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tubular knitted article with a toe end closed by a machine provided with a cylinder (1). The machine has a first and second series of needles disposed opposite to each other on corresponding semicylindrical portions of the same cylinder (1) and has a plate (3) provided with hooks (30). The process includes an initial step for the formation of the fabric of the toe in the form of a pocket (SC) by utilizing the needles (2) of the first series and corresponding hooks of plate (3). Steps for the removal and transfer of the fabric portion engaged by the hooks of the plate (3) by a 180.degree. rotation about a diametral axis of said cylinder (1) to dispose this fabric portion in correspondence of the needles (20) of said second series.
Abstract: A method for seaming two edges of a knitted tubular article to make the tubular article with a single-cylinder circular machine, starting from the elastic hem and finishing at the side of the toe which is left open.
Abstract: An initial step of terminating the knitting of the sock on the side of the toe which is left open and performing the following operating steps: moving away the plate; lifting the knitting needles, with the sinkers being closed; further lifting the needles, with the sinkers being open, until the stitches are located above the nib of the sinkers; picking up the stitches and retaining them; lowering the needles; transferring the sock out of the knitting head of the machine, at a predetermined distance therefrom; turning the sock inside out; transferring the stitches of a first semirank or partial knit course (x) onto the corresponding stitches of the second semirank or partial knit course (y); disposing the stitches of the first and second partial knit course (x,y) along an arc of circumference at constant angular distance, with a pitch preset according to the desired hook-up fineness; linking the thus disposed pairs of stitches and making one or more closing knots; cutting the linking thread; moving the sock wi
Abstract: Apparatus for joining two edges of a knitted tubular article, especially the toe of a stocking, comprising:--cam means (31,32) for operating the lifting and respectively the lowering of a predetermined number of needles (3,30) of a first and a second semirank of stitches (8,80);--means for removing the stitches (8) from said first semirank (x) and overturning them through 180.degree. about a diametral axis (a--a) of the cylinder (1) of needles (3,30);--cam means (7) for operating the 180.degree.