Fundamentals and advances in knitting technology looks at the history of knitting and how the process has evolved to the latest developments. Chapters discuss the principles involved in different types of knitting machines and the different types of loops and knitted structures. The science and quality aspects of knitting, calculations related to knitting, and the mechanics of knitting are also examined.

The book is primarily based on the author's extensive experience of teaching and research in this particular area of textiles. With its distinguished author Fundamentals and advances in knitting technology is an important reference source for designers, engineers and technicians involved in the manufacture and use of knitted textiles and garments. It will also be helpful as a practical guide for academics and students.

Table of Contents

Knitting at a glance; Classification of knitting; Weft knitting elements and loop formation; General terms in weft knitting; Basic weft-knitted structures; Some special terms and techniques; Circular weft knitting machine and mechanism; Design and design elements; Flat bed knitting; Some aspects of weft-knitting science; Quality aspects in knitting; Warp knitting machines and knitting elements; Principles of loop formation in warp knitting; Wrap-knitted stitches and structures; Double needle bar warp knitting machine; Some aspects of warp knitting science; Developments in knitting; Yarn and its selection for knitting; Application of electronics in knitting; Yarn tension in knitting and its measurement; Mechanics of loop formation in weft knitting; Mechanics and mechanism of warp loop formation; Knitting related calculations; Production of spacer fabrics in knitting; Scope of knitting in garment manufacturing; Analyses and testing of knitted fabrics; Scope of knitting in the manufacture of medical textiles; Concept of green business in knitting and knitwear industries.


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Woodhead Publishing India
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About the author

Sadhan Chandra Ray

Prof. (Dr.) Sadhan Chandra Ray is working as Professor in Fabric Manufacture at Institute of Jute Technology, Kolkata.