Dimensional Stability and Sewing Performance of Single Jersey Knitted Fabrics
Gadah Ali Abou Nassif
Fashion Design Department, Design and Art College, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, kingdom of Saudi
Abstract: The dimensional stability of cotton weft knitted fabrics has a significant effect on their quality. The characteristics of yarn, the characteristics of knitwear structure, and conditions of technological processes influence geometrical and dimensional stability of knitwear’s. The goal of this work was to investigate the dimensional stability and seam quality of single jersey knitted fabrics. The effects of loop length, yarn twist factor and the number of washing cycles were intended to be studied. The experimental results were assessed using two way– Anova statistical analysis. The findings of this study revealed that both loop length and number of washing cycles were found to have a positive influence on dimensional stability of the fabrics at all levels of twist factors. It was also found that loop length and yarn twist factor had a positive effect on seam elongation. On the contrary, both factors have a negative influence on seam strength and efficiency.
[Gadah Ali Abou Nassif. Dimensional Stability and Sewing Performance of Single Jersey Knitted Fabrics.Life Sci J 2013;10(1):1181-1187] (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: dimensional stability – sewing performance – seam properties – seam quality – Knitted fabrics – loop length – washing cycles – yarn twist factor.