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Explain the difference between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics

Update:15 Sep
There may be many people in life who do not know the difference between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics, but understanding these may be of great help to our lives. Knitted fabrics and woven fabrics have great differences in the production process, and different processes will of course bring different effects. However, most people may not pay much attention to whether the fabric is knitted or woven. In fact, there is a big difference between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics. If we take a serious look at them, we can find their differences.​​

Production process difference:

To understand their difference, you should understand their basic process. Knitted fabric is a kind of knitted fabric formed by bending the yarn into coils in sequence, and then the coils are interlocked with each other. According to the different directions of coil weaving, it can be classified. The horizontal one is called weft knitted fabric, and the vertical one is called warp knitted fabric. The woven fabric is a fabric formed by vertically interweaving two or more sets of vertical yarns through a shuttle machine. The yarns in different directions can be divided into different types, the horizontal ones are called weft yarns, and the vertical ones are called warp yarns. The basic unit of a knitted fabric is the loop, while the basic unit of a woven fabric is the weave point where the warp and weft yarns intersect.​​

Weave difference:

So next, we should talk about the different characteristics of knitting and woven weaving. The knitted fabric is formed by hole-shaped loops, which has better air permeability, more uniform extension in all directions, better elasticity, and softer feel. The height and width of the coil can be converted between each other, so its extensibility is better. In addition, the knitted fabric is more comfortable to wear on the body, does not feel tight and tight, and can fully reflect the curvaceous beauty of the human body. Woven fabrics are relatively light, the relationship between weft extension and shrinkage is small, and no conversion occurs, so the extensibility is relatively poor. This fabric is generally denser, harder, and not as soft as knitted. Woven fabrics are more durable and wear-resistant, and are produced in large quantities in clothing and other aspects.​​

The difference of fabrics:

There are differences between knitted and woven fabrics, in terms of production technology, the characteristics of the fabrics are very different, and each has different uses. I believe the above sharing can help us understand knitted fabrics and woven fabrics.