Flashcards in General Knit Deck (24)
Name the type of fabric produced weft knitting machines with 1 needle bed.
Name the types of fabric produced weft knitting machines with 2 needle beds.
What is a ‘transfer stitch’?
A loop that has moved to a different needle once it has been knitted
Name 2 uses of ‘transfer stitches’.
Patterning (eg lace or cables)
Shaping knitted panels
Specify the type of yarn normally knitted on very fine gauge knitting machines running at high speeds.
Synthetic multi filaments
What fabric type cannot normally be unravelled?
Warp knitted fabric
Name the lace fabric that has surface floats making it look embroidered.
In warp knitting, what method is used to deliver yarn at the same rate to all needles?
Guide bars deliver yarn from warp beams
What method is used to deliver yarn at different rates to different needles in warp knitting?
Yarn supplied to guide bar through creel
What fibre/filament type is easier to warp knit than weft knit because of the method of yarn delivery and stitch formation?
State 3 of the preparatory processes necessary for warp knitting.
Warping, drawing, make pattern wheels
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
Why do compound knitting needles knit faster with fewer faults than latch needles
Lower clearing height
What is the name for knitwear made from panels knitted to size and shape.
Fully fashioned knitwear
What is the name for seamless knitwear garments knitted in one piece.
Which type of knitting is commonly used to knit garments to shape?
Weft knitted fabrics with face and reverse stitches in the same wale are called?
Name the stretchy weft knitted fabric structure with face and reverse stitches in the same course on both sides of fabric.
Name the weft knitted fabric structure that is most commonly used, tends to curl and has different appearance front to back.
Which weft knitted stitch type is used to add texture, weight and/or warmth to fabric?
Name the warp knitting machine with high productivity that knits simple fabrics.
Name the warp knitting machine that is optimised for knitting fancy fabrics including lace and nets.
Raschel warp knitting machine
Name the warp knitted fabric with 2 ‘face fabrics’ and yarns zig-zagging between the ‘faces’ to create a gap between them.