Difference Between Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting in Textile

Definition of Warp Knitting | Comparison Between Weft and Warp Knitting

What is Weft Knitting?

In the case of weft knitting, horizontal raw loops can be made by using one yarn, where the yarn runs in the horizontal direction.

Warp and weft knitting in textile

Warp and weft knitting in textile

What is Warp Knitting?

In the case of warp knitting, each loop in a horizontal direction is made from a different yarn and the number of yarn that is used for producing fabric is at least equal to the no. of loops in the horizontal raw. It’s should be noted here that, the used yarn runs through vertically.

Difference Between Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting:

SL No.
Warp Knitting
Weft Knitting
01
Here, the used yarn runs in the horizontal direction.
Here the used yarn runs in the vertical direction.
02
Warp knitting is elastic to the length.
This type of knitting is elastic to the width.
03
It has less shrinkage than weft knitting.
It has higher shrinkage than warp knitting.
04
Used yarns are supplied from the beam.
Here, used yarns are supplied from the cone.
05
Warp knitted fabric is too much perfect for the dry wash.
Weft knitted fabric is perfect for hand wash.
06
Warp knitting is suitable for producing coarse fabric.
This type of knitting is perfect for producing thin fabric.
07
Here, the loops are produced to the length of fabric.
Here, the loops are produced to the width of the fabric.
08
Elasticity is less for warp knitted fabric.
Higher elasticity for weft knitted fabric.
09
More courses are required for each pattern raw.
Here, the course is equal to the pattern.
10
Here, at least one yarn is required for each knitting needle.
Here, any number of knitting needle is required for one yarn.
11
It’s easy to produce any kind of fabric design by using the warp knitting process.
It’s tough to produce any kind of fabric design by using this knitting process.

-Written by

S M Hossen Uzzal
Planning Executive at Modele De Capital Ind. Ltd.
Narayanganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: uhossen@gmail.com

One comment

  • Monir

    Dear Sir,
    I have come to gone through pay my respect and gratefulness to you,

    I have question : what is the relation of using percentage of elastain with warp and weft for more exact sa i need 90/10, 80/20, and 60/40 pes/el then all these composition weft knitting or warp knitting or different based % of elastain.?

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