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Unformatted text preview: 11-11-09Chapter 18-KNITTED FABRICSBasic Concepts-Knitted fabricoFormed by interlocking loops of yarns by either vertical or horizontal movementoWeft knitYarns introduced & run in crosswise directionoWarp knitYarns run up & downoWalesRows of stitches (loops) in lengthwiseoCourseRows of stitches(loops) in crosswise-Knitting machinesoFlatbedNeedles in 1 or 2 straight lines on flat needlebedWarp & weft knitsoCircularNeedles in circleFabric formed into tubeWeft knits only-Loop formationoLatch needleNeedle w/crook top & latch that opens/closesoCompound needleWarp knittingNeedle w/tongue & hookFeedingEngaging by needle of new yarnSinkerHolds, supports, pushes fabric-Gauge & qualityoGaugeCloseness of knit stitchesNumber of needles in measured space on knitting machineHigher gauge fabrics (more stitches) made w/finer needlesHigher the gauge, closer the stitchesoCutNumber of needles/in in needlebed of circular weft knitting machineHigher the cut, closer the stitches-Weft knitsoJersey or single knits...
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