A study of the effect of stitch density on viscose knitted fabric made from vortex and airjet spun yarnsAuthor(s): Kyatuheire Salome, Li Wei, Mwasiagi Igadwa Josphat
Viscose fiber provides fabrics with superior clothing comfort and appearance characteristics. Vortex and air jet spinning technology provides yarn with unique structures, which can be produced at a high production rates. The unique properties of viscose fibers on one hand and vortex and air jet spinning technology on the other hand have been exploited by many researchers to provide fabrics with superior clothing comfort. In this research work knitted fabrics were produced using viscose vortex and air jet yarns. The knit structure and stitch density were varied. Fabrics made from the vortex yarns were superior in terms of pilling and abrasion resistance. The study of the effect of stitch density on selected fabric characteristic revealed that pilling and abrasion resistance were positively correlated to stitch density. Air permeability was negatively correlated to stitch density.