A2 Section A - Knitted Structures

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What are the vertical and horizontal of knitted fabrics called?
Vertical - wale, horizontal - course
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How are weft knits created?
One yarn held together with sucsessive row of loops
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Give 3 properties of weft knit fabrics.
Drapes well, good insulator, ladders, doesn't crease easily, easily distorted, lots of stretch
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Give 2 examples of weft knit fabric.
Single-knit jersey, double-knit jersey, polyester knit
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How are warp knits created?
Many separate yarns interlaced sideways
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Give 3 properties of warp knit fabrics.
Less stretchy - firmer, doesn't ladder, quicker & cheaper, faster than weft knitting, many variations
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Give 2 examples of warp knitted fabrics
Tricot, knitted lace, locknit
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What are fully fashioned garments?
Pieces are knitted exactly to shape
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What is the advantage of fully fashioned garments?
No waste - fabric doesn't need to cut
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What is the fully fashioned technique used for?
High quality garments
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What is partly fashioned construction?
Garment pieces partly shaped at one end
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What is the disadvantage of partly fashioned construction?
Some fabric is wasted - one end has to be cut
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What are piece goods?
Fabric knitted in a tube, and cut open. Pieces are then cut out. This produces most waste.
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How are weft knits created?

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One yarn held together with sucsessive row of loops

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Give 3 properties of weft knit fabrics.

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Give 2 examples of weft knit fabric.

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How are warp knits created?

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