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Knitting Technology


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An introduction to textile technology. From hand knitting to hand frame knitting . General terms and principles of knitting technology. Basic mechanical principles of knitting technology. Elements of knitted loop structure. Comparison of weft and warp knitting. The four primary base structures. The various types of weft knitting machines. Stitches produced by varying the sequence of the needle loop intermeshing. Coloured stitch designs in weft knitting. Pattern and selection devices. Electronics in knitting. Circular fabric knitting. Specialty fabrics and machines. Loop transfer stitches. Welts, garment sequences and knitting to shape. The straight bar frame. Flat knitting basic principles and structures. Automatic power flat knitting. Circular garment-length machines. The Manufacture of Hosiery on Small Diameter Circular Machines. Aspects of knitting science. Basic warp knitting principles. Classes of warp knitting machines. Plain tricot structures knitted with two full set guide bars. Surface interest, relief and openwork structures. "Laying-in" and fall-plate. Multi guide bar machines and fabrics. Double needle bar warp knitting machines. Technical textiles.

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