Different Knitting Methods Used in Textile Industry

Different Knitting Methods Used in Textile Industry

As we all know that there is a variety of materials present around us such as linen, rayon, spandex, lycra, viscose, cotton, and so on. However, practically all fabric preparation falls into one of two categories: knit or woven.

And today we are going to talk about knit fabric. 

A knit fabric, in layman's terms, is any textile made by the knitting technique. Knitted textiles have their own unique qualities that set them apart from woven fabrics. It is the technique of creating fabric by interlacing or intermeshing threads or loops. Socks and hats, both of which may be made in relatively modest quantities, are ideal candidates for knitted fabrics. Also, two distinct categories of knitted textiles exist warp-knit fabric and weft-knit fabric. 

Do you know that there are various kinds of knit fabric? Well if you don’t then this blog is perfect for you! Here we will tell you about different types of knitted fabrics. So let’s get started. 

Jersey Knit

Jersey Knit

The process of jersey knitting results in a single-knit fabric that is relatively lightweight and medium-weight. Mostly, T-shirts and skirts made from this material dominate the market. Knits may be made from many different materials, such as wool and silk, and have a lovely drape as a result.

Elastane Knit

Elastane knit

The use of Elastane knit fabrics can be seen as widespread in our everyday life. These fibers are as easy to knit as cotton and provide the same level of softness. The most well-known example of a weave of this kind is Lycra, a famous stretchy fabric. These fabrics are great for making pajamas out of because of how comfy they are. If you are looking for a smooth and comfy lycra fabric then Fabriclore has a solution for you! We offer certified lycra fabric and more that are perfect for your next sewing project. 

Rib Knit

Rib Knit

The resulting fabric from a rib knit pattern has vertical ridges on both sides. This kind of yarn is used to create fabrics that may be worn both inside out and inside in. Do you know that the neckbands and turtlenecks of t-shirts are often made from this yarn?

Knits like this are often used to create cardigans, sweaters, and camisoles. Rib-knit can be used in making clothes that are comfortable to wear and visually appealing.

Double Knit

Double knit

Materials knitted using the double-knit method are twice as thick as those done using the single-knit method. They're not too light and not too heavy, and both sides look the same. Two-needle knitting is used for this project. Double knit is often used to manufacture cotton, wool, rayon fiber, and other common textiles.

Interlock Knit

Interlock knit

The easy way to explain Interlock knit is by saying reversible. It can be worn with either the front or back facing out. The benefit of this knit is that the resulting fabric is thicker than that of a standard single knit, making it less cumbersome to work with. As a result of its smooth texture, interlock knitting is ideal for needlework and ornamental fabric painting

Lace Knit

Lace knit

Lace knitting can be defined as the most common fabric for manufacturing clothing. The reason for this is that the knitted cloth that results from this technique has both the grace and softness of lace and the durability of knitting. The only issue is that these fabrics are hard to maintain. However, it is not impossible! With proper tips and techniques, you can easily care for this fabric. 

Mesh Knit

Mesh Knit

Mesh knit, which looks like tulle but is much more sturdy, is one of the most popular open-work knits. It's an extremely light, transparent fabric. Furthermore, mesh knit fabrics are sturdy and elastic.

Purl Knit

Purl knit

Two-way stretch and a rather thick knit characterize this fabric. You should expect purl knit fabrics to be two to three times as thick as jersey knit. There is both transverse and longitudinal stretch in purl knit fabrics. Sweaters are a popular piece of clothing to make use of them in creating.

Tricot Knit

Tricot knit

Tricot yarn results in a fabric with ribs running both lengthwise and diagonally. The resulting knit is very fine and lightweight. Tricot knit fabric is often used for swimwear. 

Handmade Knit

Handmade knit

Handmade knit fabrics are curated using knitting needles and yarn. It takes a lot of time and attention to create this fabric, which is used for clothing. The items such as sweaters, caps, stockings, and gloves are often knitted by hand. 


How to differentiate between knitted and woven fabric?

Woven fabric is made by weaving two sets of yarn together. Button-up shirts, trousers, jeans, and denim jackets are a few examples. Whereas, knit fabric is made by interlacing (or knitting) one pair of yarn with another. Leggings, t-shirts, sweaters, and underwear are some examples of it.

What is a knit fabric used for?

Knit fabric can be used to make items like t-shirts and other shirts, sportswear, leggings, socks, sweaters, cardigans, and so on. 

Is knit fabric stretchy?

Knit fabric is very flexible and can stretch in both breadth and length since it is made up of a sequence of loops.


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