Yarns

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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 21-03-14 20:21
  • a yarn is defined as being a fine continuous length of fibres
  • it can be with or without twist
  • created in a process called spinning
  • the thickness of a yarn and the tightness can affect a fabric's weight, texture, handle and appearance

TWIST:

  • a twist is inserted into a yarn during spinning to make it stronger so they are suitable for knitting or weaving
  • can be spun clockwise (Z twist) or anti-clockwise (S twist)
  • the twist level is the number of twists per metre and twist is a deciding factor for the end use
  • LOW TWIST; yarns are softer, weaker and more bulky making them suitable for knitting weft yarns
  • HIGH TWIST; means the yarns are stronger, harder…

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