Weft and warp knits

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What are the horizontal and vertical rows of weft knit called?
Horizontal rows = courses, vertical rows = wales.
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Describe weft knits
Looped structure where loops interlock with rows above and below. 1 continuous yarn is used.
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What are advantages of weft knits?
Have stretch and elasticity, drapes well. Rarely creases,smooth face.
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What are disadvantages of weft knits?
Wind passes through (less insulating), can loose shape easily. Curls when cut, snags, pulls and ladders easily.
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Give examples of weft knits
Single/double jersey, rib knit, hand knit, polar fleece.
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Describe warp knit
Yarns interlock from side to side. Yarns travel vertically along the length (warp) of the fabric.
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What are positives of warp knits?
More stable than weft, stronger, does not ladder.
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What are negatives of warp knit?
Curls when cut.
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What are types of warp knit?
Tricot and velour.
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