The crosswise loops are called courses. They form a row of loops that run across the fabric. Usually the greatest stretch in a knit fabric is in the crosswise direction.
What is a course in a knit fabric?
In knitting. In knitting, a wale is a column of loops running lengthwise, corresponding to the warp of woven fabric; a course is a crosswise row of loops, corresponding to the filling.
Where is the Grainline on knit fabric?
All patterns have grainline marked on the pieces (or they SHOULD). The grainline almost always runs parallel to the selvedge of the fabric (the manufacturer’s logo or blank line along the edges, explained more in my video), and the stretch usually runs the other direction.
What are courses in fabric?
Textile courses are offered as one-time classes, can last several weeks or can be taken as part of a study path toward a career in the industry. Students learn about subjects such as fabrics, embroidery, digital printing, design conceptualization, merchandising and dye techniques.
What is right side of fabric?
Definitions: Right side: When instructions mention the “right side” of fabric, they are talking about the “printed” or “pretty” surface of the fabric. You usually sew things with right sides together so the stitching will be on the inside of the finished project.
Which is the right side of rib knit fabric?
The right side of a single knit fabric will look like rows of v’s (like the knit stitch with yarn). Left: Knit stitches made with yarn. Right: The right side of a knit jersey. The wrong side of a single knit fabric will look like small curves or bumps (like the purl stitch with yarn.)
Is jersey warp or weft knit?
A sampling of weft knit fabrics. All weft knits fall into three basic categories: rib knits, which are a combination of knit and purl stitches; purl knits, which are made with purl stitches alone, and jersey knits, which are made with knits stitches on the front and purl stitches on the reverse.
Is the first row in knitting the right side?
The first row of a knitting pattern is considered the right side, and the second row is considered the wrong side. Since one is an odd number, all of the odd rows are right side facing. The even rows are on the wrong side.
Does batik fabric have a right and wrong side?
Usually, batiks don’t have a right or wrong side. When both sides are virtually identical, I choose the side on which the design is clearer as the right side. When the colors vary from side to side, I choose the side I like best for the project I’m making.
What happens if you don’t cut fabric on the Grainline?
Now imagine a garment in which the pieces were cut not on the straight grain, not on the cross grain, and not on the true bias, but just slightly askew (slightly off grain). What would happen? The fabric would sag and pull slightly in the direction of the diagonal, making for an unflattering finished garment.