The knitting machine has a cylinder that has 84 to 200 knitting needles surrounding it. The yarn is feed into the knitting machine and is knitted around the cylinder. The sock is knitted with the toe open. The toes in the sock are then sewed on automatic sewing machines. Once the toe is sewn the sock is called a "greige" sock. (learn more about how the greige term is used in the fashion industry.) The socks are dyed in large dye machines. The socks then go to the "Boarding Department". The socks are slid onto metal foot that travels into a heated chamber. This gives the sock its final shape. You can think of the boarding machine as a large iron. The socks are individually inspected for defects and then are paired together. Labels and packaging are then put on the pairs of socks.
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