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Shrinkage Control of Fleece Knit Fabrics by Some Yarn and Knitting Variables

Babar Shahbaz , Nisar Ahmad Jamil and Shahid Rafi
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The fibre pile or fleece knits can be made on circular knit machines with different types of construction. The machines may be complex, utilizing either spring or latch needles employing sinker-top, dial, cylinder, or dial/cylinder mechanisms. With this equipment, various effects can be produced. This paper describes the influence of some variables like count and twists of backing yarn and stitch length upon shrinkage of two and three-yarn fleecy fabrics. The results shows that by suitable combination of these variables the length wise and width wise shrinkage can be controlled.

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Babar Shahbaz , Nisar Ahmad Jamil and Shahid Rafi , 2002. Shrinkage Control of Fleece Knit Fabrics by Some Yarn and Knitting Variables. Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 715-718.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2002.715.718


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