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1

Name the type of fabric produced weft knitting machines with 1 needle bed.

Single jersey

2

Name the types of fabric produced weft knitting machines with 2 needle beds.

Double jersey
Purl
Rib
Interlock

3

What is a ‘transfer stitch’?

A loop that has moved to a different needle once it has been knitted

4

Name 2 uses of ‘transfer stitches’.

Patterning (eg lace or cables)
Shaping knitted panels

5

Specify the type of yarn normally knitted on very fine gauge knitting machines running at high speeds.

Synthetic multi filaments

6

What fabric type cannot normally be unravelled?

Warp knitted fabric

7

Name the lace fabric that has surface floats making it look embroidered.

Fall-plate lace

8

In warp knitting, what method is used to deliver yarn at the same rate to all needles?

Guide bars deliver yarn from warp beams

9

What method is used to deliver yarn at different rates to different needles in warp knitting?

Yarn supplied to guide bar through creel

10

What fibre/filament type is easier to warp knit than weft knit because of the method of yarn delivery and stitch formation?

Elastane filaments

11

State 3 of the preparatory processes necessary for warp knitting.

Warping, drawing, make pattern wheels

12

Why is it normal to buy warp knitted fabric from stock rather than unique designs?

Long set up times means that only long production runs are economic

13

Why do compound knitting needles knit faster with fewer faults than latch needles

Lower clearing height

14

What is the name for knitwear made from panels knitted to size and shape.

Fully fashioned knitwear

15

What is the name for seamless knitwear garments knitted in one piece.

Wholegarment knitwear

16

Which type of knitting is commonly used to knit garments to shape?

Weft knitting

17

Weft knitted fabrics with face and reverse stitches in the same wale are called?

Purl fabrics

18

Name the stretchy weft knitted fabric structure with face and reverse stitches in the same course on both sides of fabric.

Rib fabrics

19

Name the weft knitted fabric structure that is most commonly used, tends to curl and has different appearance front to back.

Plain knit

20

Which weft knitted stitch type is used to add texture, weight and/or warmth to fabric?

Tuck stitches

21

Name the warp knitting machine with high productivity that knits simple fabrics.

Tricot

22

Name the warp knitting machine that is optimised for knitting fancy fabrics including lace and nets.

Raschel warp knitting machine

23

Name the warp knitted fabric with 2 ‘face fabrics’ and yarns zig-zagging between the ‘faces’ to create a gap between them.

Spacer fabric

24

State 1 advantage of ‘simultaneous knitting’ and state what it is.

Faster or more uniform stitches are formed when all needles move together to knit.