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Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 Knitted Fabrics knitted fabric...

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Chapter 18 – Knitted Fabrics knitted fabric formed by interlocking loops of yarns by either vertical or horizontal movement weft knit warp knit wales rows of stitches (loops) in lengthwise direction (VERTICAL) courses rows of stitches (loops) in crosswise direction (HORIZONTAL) knitting machines flatbed needles in 1 or 2 straight lines on flat needlebed circular needles in circle (can knit a whole sock or teeshirt!) fabric formed into tube weft knits only gauge closeness of knit stitches number of needles in measured space on knitting machine higher gauge fabrics (more stitches) made with finer needles higher the gauge, the closer the stitches -cut
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number of needles per inch in needlebed of circular weft knitting machine the higher the cut, the closer the stitches Weft Knits: Jersey, or Single Knits – #75,76,77 plain knit smooth face vertical grain wales on right side (open throat) horizontal grain courses on back (closed head) stretch more in crosswise! (teeshirts!) curl at edges less stable than other types may twist/skew after laundering special finishes help t-shirts→jacquard knits Jersey fabrics RUN! plain knit smooth face vertical grain wales on right side horizontal grain courses on back curl at edges less stable than other types
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