Light + Energy Lab


L2/N2 Open Work Space

Machine Knitting Studio

Open to: all students currently enrolled in a knit course have access to this lab
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, 7th floor   •  

Academic Year 2021-22 Update


  • Monday 3/14 Closed for Maintenance¬†
  • Tuesday 3/15 Closed for Maintenance
  • Wednesday 3/16 Open with Building Hours
  • Thursday 3/17 Open with Building Hours
  • Friday 3/18 Open with Building Hours
  • Saturday 3/19 Open with Building Hours
  • Sunday 3/20 Open with Building Hours

Please note that orientations will not be offered this semester. Access is limited to students who are currently enrolled in Machine Knitting courses.



About the Machine Knitting Studio

The Machine Knitting Studio houses Silver Reed and Dubied machines. Located on the 7th floor within the L Building at 2 West 13th Street (building hours here). Room 711 is equipped with:

  • 8 Silver Reed SK280 Domestic Knitting Machines
  • 8 Silver Reed SK280 + Ribber Attachment Knitting Machines
  • ¬†Dubied Industrial non-electric knitting machines in a variety of gauges:
    • 2.5 gg x2
    • 3gg
    • 5gg x2
    • 7gg
    • 8gg x3
    • 10gg x1
  • Parvalux Yarn Cone Winder
  • 1 hand ball winders
  • 1 Steam Iron

Students must provide their own weights, transfer tools, needle pushers and blank punch cards. The knitting studio has shelves of free yarn available for student use.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshops are faculty-supervised session for students currently enrolled in Machine Knitting classes.