Difference Between Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting in Textile

Definition of Warp Knitting | Comparison Between Weft and Warp Knitting

What is Weft Knitting?

In case of weft knitting, a horizontal raw of 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 case of warp knitting, each loop in horizontal direction is made from a different yarn and the number of yarn which 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 run through in the vertical way.

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 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 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, 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 kinds of fabric design by using warp knitting process.
It’s tough to produce any kinds 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

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@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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