ASTM D8007 - 15e1

    Standard Test Method for Wale and Course Count of Weft Knitted Fabrics

    Active Standard ASTM D8007 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.59

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 If there are differences of practical significance between reported test results for two laboratories (or more), comparative tests should be performed to determine if there is a statistical bias between them using competent statistical assistance. As a minimum, ensure that the test samples to be used are as homogeneous as possible and drawn from the material from which the disparate test results were obtained. The test specimens are to be randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. The test results from the participating laboratories should be compared using a statistical test for unpaired data to a probability level chosen before initiation of the testing. If a bias is found, either its cause shall be found and corrected, or future test results for that material shall be adjusted in consideration of the known bias.

    5.2 The results obtained by this test method may be used to determine if fabrics meet the tolerances for fabric counts given in Specification D3887.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of wale and course counts of weft knitted fabrics. Weft knit fabrics are made on circular or flat-bed knitting machines and include single- as well as double-knit fabric categories. Typical examples of single-knits include jersey and single-pique fabrics; typical double-knits are rib, interlock, and swiss pique fabrics.

    1.2 This test method is not applicable to warp knit fabrics such as tricot or raschel.

    1.3 Wale and course counts are to be reported separately.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D3887 Specification for Tolerances for Knitted Fabrics

    D4850 Terminology Relating to Fabrics and Fabric Test Methods

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11161704(Knit cotton fabrics)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8007-15E01

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    ASTM D8007-15e1, Standard Test Method for Wale and Course Count of Weft Knitted Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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