Basically, gauge is a unit of measure that indicates the number of needles in the space of 2.54 cm on the needle bar.
The gauge number is inversely proportional to the size of the gauge: a 3-gauge knit will be coarser than an 18-gauge. The gauge is thus the element that classifies the machinery.
The elements that determine a machine’s gauge are: the space between the needles, the shape of the needle and the distance between the front and rear needle bars. Obviously, the different gauge of the garment also changes the way it feels, giving it a silkier feel the higher the gauge and a coarser feel in the low gauges.
Our original knitting division is devoted to the classical knits, which respond well to the needs of quality as well as economy in terms of production costs. At full capacity, we can produce about 15,000 garments monthly, with a production of classical models.
Thanks to our new division, fully equipped with Shima Seiki knitting machines capable of operating with this gauge, we can satisfy the strict demands of high fashion. Using special machines, we are able to produce any kind of fully-fashioned knit, from inlays to jacquards, with every type of contouring and employing the most diverse types of fine yarns.