Advances in Knitting Technology

Edited by

  • K F Au, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Knitted textiles and apparel represent approximately one third of the global textile market. This book provides an updated reference to Knitting technology, with specific focus on the developments in knitted fabric production and textile applications.

The first set of chapters begin with a brief review of the fundamental principles of knitting, including the types and suitability of yarns for knitting as well as the properties achieved through knitted fabrics. The second part of the book examines the major advances in knitting, such as intelligent yarn delivery systems in weft knitting, knitted fabric composites and advances in circular knitting. The concluding section of the book presents a selection of case studies where advanced knitted products are used. Topics range from knitted structures for moisture management to weft knitted structures for sound absorption.

With its distinguished editor and array of international contributors, Advances in knitting technology is an important text for designers, engineers and technicians involved in the manufacture and use of knitted textiles and garments. It will also be relevant for academics and students.
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Designers, engineers, and technicians involved in the manufacture and use of knitted textiles and garments


Book information

  • Published: February 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-372-5

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Fundamentals of knitting: Types and suitability of yarns for knitting; The physical properties of weft knitted structures; Modelling of knitting. Part 2 Advances in knitting: Intelligent yarn delivery systems in weft knitting; Advances in warp knitted fabric production; Weft knitted structures for industrial applications; Advances in circular knitting; Knitted fabric composites; Quality control in the knitting process and common knitting faults. Part 3 Case studies: Advanced knitted products: Women’s apparel: Knitted underwear; Knitted structures for sound absorption; Weft knitted structures for moisture management.