Friday, 17 February 2012

Knitted Fabric|Knitwear,Elastic clothes

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        Compared to the other two classes, knitted fabrics are much more elastic, which accounts for their historical use in stockings and other clothing that requires changes in shape.


 Hence, dresses and lingerie made from knitted fabrics can be more form-fitting than counterparts made from a woven fabric.

 The elasticity of knitted fabrics gives them an excellent drape, but this is opposed somewhat by their generally greater thickness compared to wovens. Thus, the turn of the cloth (i.e., the maximum curvature of a fold of the fabric) is generally finer in woven fabrics than in knitted fabrics. For this reason, knitted fabrics resist wrinkles better than wovens, but do not generally take a crease.


 The most common fibres used for knitted fabrics are cotton & viscose with or without elastane, these tend to be single jersey construction and are used for most t-shirt style tops.

1 comments:

Marcus Hepburn said...

Great post and so interesting. Glad I stopped by, and continued good luck with the blog hop!
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