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What Types Of Knitted Fabrics Are There?

Update:05 Jul

  1. Warp knitted fabric:

  Warp knitted fabrics usually use synthetic filaments such as polyester, nylon, vinylon, and polypropylene as raw materials, and some are woven from cotton, wool, silk, hemp, and chemical fibers and their blended yarns. It has the advantages of good longitudinal dimensional stability, stiff fabric, small detachment, no curling, and good air permeability. However, its lateral extension, elasticity, and softness are not as good as weft knitted fabrics.

  There are mainly the following types of warp knitted fabrics:

  1. Warp knitted fleece fabric: This kind of fabric is mainly used for winter men's and women's coats, windbreakers, tops, trousers, and other fabrics. The fabric has a good drape, easy to wash, quick-dry, and has no ironing. Absorbs dust.

  2. Polyester warp knitted fabric: This kind of fabric has a flat surface, and bright color and can be divided into thick and thin. Thin ones are mainly used as shirts and skirts; medium and thick ones can be used as fabrics for men's and women's clothes, windbreakers, tops, suits, trousers, etc.

  3. Warp knitted velvet fabric: The surface of this fabric is dense and standing, it feels thick, plump, soft, elastic, and has good heat retention. It is mainly used for winter clothing and children's clothing fabrics.

  4. Warp knitted terry fabric: This kind of fabric has a plump and thick feel, good elasticity, moisture absorption, warmth retention, stable terry structure, and good wearing performance. It is mainly used for sportswear, lapel T-shirts, pajamas, children's clothing, etc. fabric.

  5. Warp knitted mesh fabric: This kind of fabric is light and thin in texture, good in elasticity and breathability, and feels smooth and soft. It is mainly used as a summer shirt fabric for men and women.

  Second, weft-knitted fabrics:

  Weft knitted fabrics usually use low-elastic polyester yarn or special-shaped polyester yarn, nylon yarn, cotton yarn, wool yarn, etc. as raw materials. Knitted on a weft knitting machine. It has many varieties, generally has good elasticity and extensibility, the fabric is soft, firm, and wrinkle-resistant, and the hair type is strong. However, its hygroscopicity is poor, the fabric is not stiff enough, easy to fall off and curl, and chemical fiber fabrics are easy to pilling, pilling, and hooking.

  1. Polyester knitted labor fabric: This kind of fabric is compact and thick, firm and wear-resistant, stiff and elastic. If the raw material is core-spun yarn containing spandex, it can be woven into elastic knitted denim, and the elasticity is very good. Mainly used for men's and women's tops and trousers.

  2. Polyester yarn-dyed knitted fabric: This kind of fabric has bright color, beautiful appearance, coordinated color matching, tight texture, relatively thick and clear texture, a strong sense of wool shape, and has a style similar to wool fabric tweed. Mainly used for men's and women's tops, suits, windbreakers, vests, skirts, padded jackets, etc.

  3. Polyester-covered cotton knitted fabric: This kind of fabric can be used as a fabric for shirts, jackets, sportswear, and other clothing after dyeing. The fabric is stiff and wrinkle-resistant, strong and wear-resistant, and the close-fitting side can absorb moisture and breath, making it soft and comfortable.

  4. Polyester knitted wick strip fabric: This kind of fabric has distinct bumps, feels thick and plump, and has good elasticity and warmth. Mainly used for men's and women's tops, suits, windbreakers, children's clothing, and other fabrics.

  5. Velvet knitted fabric: This kind of fabric is soft, thick, firm, and wear-resistant, with dense and standing fluff, and soft color. Mainly used as outerwear fabric, collar, or hat material.

  6. Artificial fur needle fabric: This kind of fabric feels thick, soft, and warm. According to different varieties, it is mainly used for coat fabrics, clothing linings, collars, hats, etc. Artificial fur is also woven with warp knitting.

  7. Harbor-type knitted woolen: This kind of fabric not only has the smooth, glutinous, soft, and bulky feel of cashmere fabric but also has the characteristics of soft luster, good drape, no shrinkage, and air permeability of silk fabric. Mainly used for spring, autumn, and winter fashion fabrics.