Flashcards in Pros And Cons Of Knitted Fabrics Deck (4)
Benefits of short machine set up times?
-design ideas can be tested quickly
-short production runs can be effective
-fast reaction to fabric/garment orders is possible
-labour input can be minimised thus reducing costs
Why is having some form of individual needle selection good?
-different types of stitch can be produced on different needles, allowing colour or texture patterns to be knitted but at increasing costs
Other pros of weft knitting are?
-most machines can knit a range or yarn and all fibre types
-fabrics are comfy to wear and comfort to body well
-fabrics can often recover their shape after laundering