Knitted garments not only have unique advantages in household, leisure, and sportswear, so the functionality of knitted garments can never be replaced by woven garments. In the design and selection of knitted garments, the characteristics of knitted fabrics should be fully considered. The demand for knitted fabrics has increased rapidly in recent years.
Knitted fabrics are fabrics formed by bending the yarns into loops with knitting needles and intertwining them. The difference between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics lies in the shape of the yarn in the fabric. At present, knitted fabrics are widely used in clothing fabrics, linings, home textiles and other products, and are favored by consumers.
Characteristics of knitted fabrics
1. Appearance characteristics
The loops of knitted fabrics are difficult to be skewed, and garments made of knitted fabrics are less stable and stiff enough. In addition, due to factors such as organizational structure, fabrics may also appear curled, but in recent years, various fiber materials have been comprehensively utilized Its appearance has been improved to a certain extent.
There are relatively small voids in the structure of knitted fabrics, relatively small deformation capacity, good stretchability, good flexibility, good moisture absorption and air permeability, etc. The shape of knitted fabrics can be changed from within, which can be made into woven fabrics. Various shapes that are impossible to reach, better and better fit for the human body with no rules. Compared with woven fabrics of the same weight, knitted fabrics are more comfortable.
The structure is loose, it is not easy to wear, and the strength is high. Especially when the yarn breaks or the loop is separated from the string cover, the thread trap and the loop separation phenomenon will occur. This performance is the unique detachment of knitted fabrics. Generally speaking, knitted fabrics are not easy to fall apart, which will affect durability and wearing fastness, so the fabric has less durability.
The same yarn in the knitted fabric forms a horizontal or vertical connection, when it shrinks in one direction, it can be stretched in all directions, with very small stretchability and good elasticity. Therefore, it is flexible and fits properly, which not only reflects the curve of the human body, but also does not hinder movement.
The advantages and disadvantages of knitted fabrics
The advantages of knitted fabrics: hard texture, moisture absorption and breathability, excellent elasticity and extensibility, and manufacturability. Knitted garments are spacious, fit, and have no tightness, which can fully embody the curves of the human body.
The disadvantages of knitted fabrics are that they are not easy to fall apart, curl the edges, not easy to snag, and are not as durable as woven fabrics.