Three Main Types of Knitting Fabric
Many beginners are scared with knitted fabric, but in reality should not be: knitted fabrics are easy to fit and sewn - you only need to practice a little and play with them. But weaving is not all equal. Before starting to sew the kit, take a moment to learn about the different types of knitted fabrics, how to identify them, and what works best for your project.
There are about three most common and popular knitting fabrics, how to identify them and when to use them. Each of the following knitting fabrics can have a certain amount of spandex content, which will increase its stretching and recovery factors.
The most common type of knitting fabrics is sweater, which is the most common T-shirt. Knitting fabrics with a single needle, roughly like a knitting needle, knitting and dumplings together.It does not have a lot of stretch factor. After stretching it usually does not recover well. Depending on the weight and fiber content, it is usually quite good for the body. This kind of knitting fabric is very suitable for wearing clothes: T-shirts, shirts, pullover.
The rib knitted fabric is a knitted fabric made of two knitting fabrics having a vertical texture line. The vertical ribs are produced by a certain number of knitting stitches and a number of stitches, repeated several times along the width of the fabric. It has many horizontal stretch, even without any spandex content. After stretching, it usually returns well. It completely embraces the body, highlights the shape and curve.
Interlocking is a variant of rib knitting, also with two needles. It looks like it consists of two layers of flat knit fabric, both of which show smooth vertical ribs. It is more stable and thicker than the jersey. After stretching can not be recovered very well. Its edge will not curl, so it's easier to use. Since the double knit fabric is harder and stronger than the sweater, each time you need to add more to your pants, skirt or more formal knit dress, use an interlock instead of a plain sweater. Interlock can be used for high-end RTW appearance of T-shirts, tanks and chandeliers.