Narrow fabric knitting is a weaving method used in the production of textile products. This type of knitting is characterized by a pattern created by placing many threads side by side or overlapping each other. It is commonly used to produce thin, narrow, and long fabrics. Narrow fabric knitting is especially prevalent in the production of elastic fabrics and tight-fitting clothing items.
Narrow fabric knitting is achieved through a specific arrangement of threads. Threads are placed closely together or crossed over each other, enhancing the fabric's elasticity and durability. This is particularly important in the manufacturing of items such as underwear, socks, tights, elastic bands, waistbands, and similar products, as they need to comfortably conform to the body's shape and allow for movement.
Compared to flat knitting, narrow fabric knitting yields a more elastic result and offers a broader range of motion. Therefore, it is preferred in the production of sportswear, lingerie, swimwear, and various bodywear products. Narrow fabric knitting machines are specially designed for producing these types of fabrics and allow for precise control of the threads to achieve the desired knitting patterns and elasticity levels.