Light + Energy Lab


L2/N2 Open Work Space

Machine Knitting Studio

Open to: all students enrolled in the prerequisite class
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, 7th floor   •  

Academic Year 2021-22 Update

We are open by appointment only.

Please note that orientations will not be offered in the Fall 2020 Semester (see eligibility and requirements). Students who completed Machine Knitting 1 or above in the past will retain access.

Technician Consultation

If you are local to NYC and would like to request a space reservation, please follow the building selection and testing steps outlined the access protocol carefully, and schedule a technician consultation using the link below. During your consultation, the technician will speak with you about your project, direct you to the best resources to support your work, and assist you in requesting your space reservation at

If you are not local and need remote help, you may schedule a technician consultation for advice regarding off-campus making-based projects.

About the Machine Knitting Studio

The below is general information. Please note that this does not reflect the Fall 2020 semester.

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:

  • 10 Silver Reed SK280 Domestic Knitting Machines
  • 9 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
  • 1 Bulky Gauge Brother + Ribber Attachment Knitting Machine
  • 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.