Definition warp knitting & knitting
The warp knitting process is used to produce textile surfaces from a large number of threads, which belong to the knitted fabrics. Warp knitting is one of the most flexible processes for producing textile fabrics with high specific properties. Numerous warp-knitted fabrics are created through a multitude of yarn variations and different stitch designs. These can be made elastic or dimensionally stable, with an open or closed structure, flat or three-dimensional, and are used in many areas of life. They are characterised by crease resistance and breathability. Compared to knitwear, they have a sometimes decisive advantage – they do not fray and do not give rise to any running stitches.
In knitting, textile surfaces are created by stitch weaves in a similar way to knitting. Knitted fabrics can be produced as circular and flat knitted fabrics. There are numerous knit variations and special stitch and wrap types that give knitwear its properties – from airy to warming. In general, knitwear is characterised by its excellent stretchability and elasticity, which allows it to adapt ideally to the shape of the body. High-quality yarns of different textures are used in the production of knitwear, which also influence the properties of the textile.