Chapter_18_-_Knitted_Fabrics_-_F2011_-_Student_Version

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KNITTED FABRICS Chapter 18 1
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BASIC CONCEPTS BASIC CONCEPTS knitted fabric formed by interlocking loops of yarns by either vertical or horizontal movement weft knit yarns introduced & run in crosswise direction warp knit yarns run up & down 2
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BASIC CONCEPTS wales rows of stitches (loops) courses rows of stitches (loops) 3
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BASIC CONCEPTS knitting machines flatbed needles in 1 or 2 straight lines on flat needlebed warp & weft knits circular needles in circle fabric formed into tube weft knits only 4
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BASIC CONCEPTS Gauge & Quality gauge closeness of knit stitches number of needles in measured space on knitting machine higher gauge fabrics (more stitches) made with finer needles cut number of needles per inch in needlebed of circular weft knitting machine 5
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WEFT KNITS Jersey, or Single, Knits 1 needlebed & 1 set of needles plain knit smooth face vertical grain wales on right side horizontal grain courses on back curl at edges less stable than other types may twist/skew after laundering special finishes t-shirts →jacquard knits 6
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WEFT KNITS Jersey, or Single, Knits High-pile Fabrics sliver of staple fiber fed in, caught in tight knit, held firmly imitation furs Knitted Terry, Velour & Fleece
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