Develop your knit skills at the KnitLAB

The KnitLAB aims to support development of knitting through education, research, and product development in an accessible and welcoming space. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or just curious about knitting, we hope you find the time to stop by for a visit and learn more about knit possibilities.

Knitted products are an ever-growing area of fashion because they provide comfort and flexibility, and are integral to smart textile applications. The KnitLAB creates a variety of knit opportunities for our students but also the greater community and industry. We hold courses for credit degree seeking students, as well as micro-credential workshops. We also share quick tutorials for anyone wanting to try out knitting and learn more. Regardless which avenue fits you best, we provide hands-on experiences. As you explore different techniques and designs, our dedicated faculty and industry partners will guide you through the entire process, from the initial concept and design phase, to the development of your final product.

Knit Samples

The KnitLAB

The KnitLAB is home to advanced equipment for designing and creating knitted textiles including:

  • 4 industrial Stoll knitting machines
  • 16 programming stations
  • 14 industrial hand flat knitting machines
  • 6 domestic hand-knitting machines
  • Four linking machines

KnitLAB Merchandise

Purchase your graduation sashes.

KnitLAB Merchandise


Workshop Opportunities

Digital Knit Design

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn about how to design knitted product. Starting from stitch characteristics and yarn selection to shaping and combinations of stitches. This workshop is offered through the Office of Continuing Education. 

Digital Knit Design Information and Registration