Knitted fabrics: weft

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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 22-03-14 16:43


  • the weft yarns are called courses
  • the warp yarns are called wales
  • weft knits can be unravelled
  • they are soft
  • strechy
  • comfortable
  • hand or machine stitched


  • the front is smooth
  • the back shows loops
  • fabric has a tendency to curl at the edges
  • first made initially for fisherman clothing
  • hand knitted front is plan and the back is called purl
  • in the industrial process, its made using set of needles that is…


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