There are two main types of knitting: WEFT KNITS WARP KNITS. Knitted Fabrics. In weft knitting the loops of yarn are linked across the width of the fabric. In warp knitting the loops are linked in a vertical direction. Knitted fabrics are made from interlocking loops of yarn.
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In weft knitting the loops of yarn are linked across the width of the fabric.
In warp knitting the loops are linked in a vertical direction.
Knitted fabrics are made from interlocking loops of yarn.
Warp knitting machine
Weft knitting is made using a single yarn. It can be made by hand knitting or by machines.
Weft knitting machines being used in industry:
What this looks like in slow motion:
How to knit by hand:
In warp knitting the yarn loops vertically up the fabric and the process uses many yarns rather than one. The fabric does not unravel or ladder. It is an industrial process only.
A warp knitting machine
Making a narrow lace trim
Terry towelling fabrics
Lace fabricsUses of Knitted Fabrics