What is ribbing? The rib can be understood as a rib structure, a knitted fabric made from raw materials such as raw yarn. Generally, it is made up of rib stitch length. What are the classifications and characteristics of ribs? Here is the answer to this question.
The rib is produced by a double needle bed circular or flat knitting machine. The structure is made up of rib stitch length. The upper and lower needle cylinders are alternately looped on both sides. The most common ones are 1*1 rib and 2*2. Ribbed.
Often business people or purchasing staff are entangled in the 2*2 and 2*1 claims. Generally speaking, it is more appropriate to call 2*2. It means that the two needles are alternately looped. ;; 2*1 is derived from the intention of taking two needles from each other. The latter is easily confused with a kind of weaving, which is the two needles on the front side, and the ribs alternately in a circle on the reverse side. There are also some ribs with irregular draws. For example, 6*4, 7*5+2*4, etc., common elastic rib and spandex knitted fabric. Most spandex weaves are woven all the way and stitched together. Characteristics of ribbed knit fabric: good lateral elasticity. Suitable for tight clothing, accessories, etc.
Rib classification and characteristics
In the rib, there is a fancy rib which is a transfer rib. The transfer stitch is used to move the coil to the adjacent coil to form a loop, and the coil is skewed, and a small hole is formed at the original coil position. It can be transferred by computer to form a pattern of transfer.
Round machine rib
Generally, the fine needle spacing is more than 15-20G, which is looser, single or double strands, and often has a spandex variety. Generally, there is a slightly thicker side, a slightly thinner style, softer, suitable for underwear, jacket, and accessories. Cylindrical fabric, generally multi-layer folding application, with folding edges,
Flat knitting machine rib
Generally 16G or less until 1G, tighter, multi-strand or roving, less varieties with spandex, the two sides are basically the same style, stiffer, less suitable for underwear, fabrics are mostly flat fabric, both ends and edges can be woven side.