ASTM WK30250

    New Test Method for Wale and Course Count of Knitted Fabrics

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D13.59 | Committee D13 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of wale and course counts of knitted fabric and is applicable to all types of weft and warp knitted fabrics. 1.2 Wale and course counts are reported separately. 1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Knitted fabric count is used as a descriptor for the purchase of fabrics intended for textile products; therefore, instructions for deriving a wale and course counts is important to buyer and seller understanding and is related to understaniding performance in light on consumer product use. Some weft knit fabrics are difficult to see and count the wale and courses.


    course count; knitted fabric; wale count

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Norma Keyes


    D13 (15-01)

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