Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 7, Pages: 752-754
C. Prakash and C. V. Koushik *
Dept. of Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology, Salem – 636 005, Tamil Nadu, India
This paper deals with the dimensional stability of silk and model union knitted fabric as also the effect of loop length on the knitting of silk and modal yarn in plaited structure. Silk material has exceptional lustre and good tenacity among the natural fibres. Silk knitted fabric is regarded as a special product that can hold its own and survive in the competitive and diversified global textile market. With regard to silk-filament yarn knitting, it has been observed that the number of plies in the yarn and the yarn twist are interrelated and their effect on fabric properties is significant.
Keywords: Silk filament, loop length, WPI, CPI, stitch density, loop shape factor, wales constant.
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