Textile Knowledge: What is knitted fabric?

Knitted fabric is the use of knitting needles to bend yarn into a circle and interstring the fabric formed. Knitted fabrics differ from woven fabrics in that the form of yarn in the fabric is different. Knitting is divided into weft knitting and warp knitting fabrics, which are widely used in clothing fabrics and lining fabrics, home textiles and other products, and are favored by the majority of consumers.


Warp knitting uses multiple yarns to form a loop along the longitudinal (meridional) side of the cloth, while weft knitting uses one or more yarns to form a loop along the transverse (weft) side of the cloth. Weft knitted knitwear can be formed from at least one yarn, but multiple yarns are used to increase production efficiency. Warp knitted fabric can not form a fabric with a yarn, a yarn can only form a chain formed by a coil. All weft knitted fabrics can be spun against the direction of the weave, but warp knitted fabrics cannot.

Warp knitted fabrics cannot be woven by hand. Weft knitted fabrics have stretchability, edge rolling, defragilability and other warp knitted fabrics because of the formation of the loop knot, the structure is stable, some of the elasticity is very small.


Knitted fabric is a kind of fabric which is made up of coils and connected with each other. Knitting fabric has good elasticity, breathe freely, comfortable and warm, is the children’s clothes, the most widely used fabric raw material mainly is the natural fibers such as cotton fiber silk wool, nylon, acrylic, polyester chemical fiber knitted fabric such as organizational change, rich variety, appearance does not have characteristics, more than in the past for underwear, T-shirt and so on, now, As THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNITTING INDUSTRY AND THE BIRTH OF NEW-TYPE FINISHING TECHNOLOGY, THE PERFORMANCE OF KNITTED fabrics is changed greatly, almost all categories of children’s clothing.

Post time: Nov-10-2022