Knitting Technology: A Comprehensive Handbook and Practical Guide / Edition 3

Knitting Technology: A Comprehensive Handbook and Practical Guide / Edition 3

by David J. Spencer
     
 

Now in its third edition, this best-selling text is generally considered to be the definitive guide and reference to knitting technology. The presentation is clear, concise, systematic and carefully organized for easy reference. Each chapter covers both fundamentals and advanced concepts of the chapter topic. More than 250 photographs, diagrams and other schematics… See more details below

Overview

Now in its third edition, this best-selling text is generally considered to be the definitive guide and reference to knitting technology. The presentation is clear, concise, systematic and carefully organized for easy reference. Each chapter covers both fundamentals and advanced concepts of the chapter topic. More than 250 photographs, diagrams and other schematics illustrate structures, designs, machinery and operations. This is in effect a mini-encyclopedia of today's knitting technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587161216
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

An introduction to textile technology. From hand knitting to hand frame knitting . General terms and principles of knitting technology. Basic mechanical principles of knitting technology. Elements of knitted loop structure. Comparison of weft and warp knitting. The four primary base structures. The various types of weft knitting machines. Stitches produced by varying the sequence of the needle loop intermeshing. Coloured stitch designs in weft knitting. Pattern and selection devices. Electronics in knitting. Circular fabric knitting. Specialty fabrics and machines. Loop transfer stitches. Welts, garment sequences and knitting to shape. The straight bar frame. Flat knitting basic principles and structures. Automatic power flat knitting. Circular garment-length machines. The Manufacture of Hosiery on Small Diameter Circular Machines. Aspects of knitting science. Basic warp knitting principles. Classes of warp knitting machines. Plain tricot structures knitted with two full set guide bars. Surface interest, relief and openwork structures. "Laying-in" and fall-plate. Multi guide bar machines and fabrics. Double needle bar warp knitting machines. Technical textiles.

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