Structure Properties of Knits from Natural Yarns and their Combination with Elastane and Polyamide Threads

  • Jovita ABRAMAVIČIŪTĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Daiva MIKUČIONIENĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Ričardas ČIUKAS Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: plated knits, linear density, area density, loop length, tightness factor


This paper presents a study on structure of knits for socks manufactured using the yarns of new kind of fibres as soybean and bamboo. Structure properties of plain pure knits and plated knits with textured polyamide and elastane wrapped with textured polyamide threads are investigated. Pure knits have looser structure, higher porosity, low thickness and area density. Textured polyamide or elastane threads change the structure of plated knits, as constructions of such knits are thicker, heavier and tighter. Higher course and wale density have knits plated with elastane thread. Verification of correlation between tightness factor of samples from pure yarns, their combination with elastane and textured polyamide threads and area density, loop length and thickness was performed.