The Difference Between Knitted Fabirc and Woven Fabric
Knitted fabrics and woven fabrics have their own unique characteristics, from processing to fabric properties. The difference can be easily reflected on the finished products.
Composition of fabric tissue:
Knitted fabric: the yarn is sequentially bent into a coil, and the coils are sleeved to form a fabric, and the process of forming the stitch of the yarn can be performed laterally or longitudinally, the transverse weaving is called weft knitting, and the longitudinal weaving is called warp knitting.
Woven fabric: It is a fabric made of two or more sets of mutually perpendicular yarns, which are interwoven with warp and weft at a 90-degree angle. The longitudinal yarn is called warp yarn, and the transverse yarn is called weft yarn.
Characteristics of fabric tissue:
Knitted fabric: It can extend in all directions with great elasticity. Because knitted fabrics are formed by hole-shaped coils, they have large air permeability and soft hand feeling. In people’s daily life, the underwear, sweaters, sportswear, and others are all knitted fabrics.
Woven fabric: Due to the woven fabric tissue, the weft extension has little relationship with the shrinkage and does not change easily. Therefore, the fabric is generally tight and very hard. Most suits, shirts and jeans are woven fabrics.