The Effect of Yarn Composition and Stitch Length on Interlock Fabrics

Simon Ikechekwu Ichetaonye


The comparative study of the influence of stitch length and fabric structure on the pilling, crease recovery and drape properties of 100% cotton, 50/50 and 67/33% polyester/cotton fabrics in interlock and single pique structures were studied. It was found that drape and fabric pilling increased with increase in stitch length and polyester content. The single pique fabric shows an improved performance for pilling, crease recovery and drape compared with interlock fabric.

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