Basics of Knitting

Knitting is a technique to turn thread or yarn into a piece of cloth. Knitted fabric consists of horizontal parallel courses of yarn which is different from woven cloth. The courses of threads or yarn are joined to each other by interlocking loops in which a short loop of one course of yarn or thread is wrapped over another course.

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  • In this course the student will learn, why, knitting technology is important and what is the need of this. How the fabric manufacture by these techniques. And what are the different knitting techniques-warp and weft knitting. What are the properties of knitting fabric? Different types of knitting machine and the machine, material parameters that affect the fabric properties. Different types of knitting structures and their properties. Knitting applications and its future need and scope.

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Knitting is a process of fabric forming by the intermeshing the loops of yarns. When one loop is drawn through another, loops are formed in horizontal or vertical direction.

There are two of knitting-

Types of Knitting

  1. Weft knitting
  2. Warp Knitting

Weft knitting :

Weft Knitting is a method of forming a fabric in which the loops are made in horizontal way from a single yarn and intermeshing of loops take place in a circular or flat form on across wise basis.

Warp Knitting :
Warp Knitting is a method of forming a fabric in which the loops are made in vertical way along the length of the fabric from each warp yarns and intermeshing of loops take place in a flat form of length wise basis.


  • The most common reason behind going for knitted fabric is its flexibility. Compared to braided or woven fabric, knit fabric excels in flexibility. Because of their looped structure, you can easily break it into separate smaller segments. This is why, it is often used for producing hats and socks.
  • Knit fabric successfully exhibits impressive moisture absorption capabilities
  •           If you have worked hard on your body and want to show off the results, a dress made out of knit fabric will do the job without showing much skin!
  •        <!--[endif]-->It can be stretched to impressive lengths. As a result, it manages to create a form-fitting outfit without depending on hooks, zippers or buttons.
  •        If you are not a fan of ironing the clothes every now and then, knit fabrics will prove to be more useful for you. They don’t show many wrinkles since their structure allows them to be pressed easily.
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