Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Knitting

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6690

n A type of knitting in which the yarns run lengthwise in the fabric. The yarns are prepared as warps on beams with one or more yarns for each needle. Examples of this type of knitting are tricot, milanese, and raschel knitting. (a) Milanese Knitting: A type of run-resistant warp knitting with a diagonal rib effect using several sets of yarns. (b) Raschel Knitting: A versatile type of warp knitting made in plain and Jacquard patterns; the latter can be made with intricate eyelet and lacy patterns and is often used for underwear fabrics. Raschel fabrics are coarser than other warp-knit fabrics, but a wide range of fabrics can be made. Raschel knitting machines have one or two sets of latch needles and up to thirty sets of guides. (c) Tricot Knitting: A run-resistant type of warp knitting in which either single or double sets of yarn are used.  Tricot. (d) Weft Knitting: A common type of knitting, in which one continuous thread runs crosswise in the fabric making all of the loops in one...

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA