A home warp knitting machine has a huge disadvantage compared to weft knitting in that it is very difficult to start up. Though it can provide better quality garments, each needle requires a thread to be individually loaded. If this problem could be mechanically solved, a home warp knitting machine would be feasible. Our machine should be able to spool out the appropriate amount of thread onto smaller spools which can then be loaded into the various needles. However it is able to do this, it should not take up more space than reasonably allocated by thread volume itself, and not require many motors. Additionally, it should be able to essentially load itself to be able to begin knitting. Human involvement should be extremely curtailed from the current version of warp knitting to be a successful machine.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Martin, Daniel; Fortmann, Samuel; and O'Sullivan, Andrew, "Threading Mechanism for a Home Warp Knitting Machine" (2017). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 72.