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 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 fabrics in the single-knit category include jersey and single-pique fabrics; typical fabrics in the double-knit category 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.


    course count; knitted fabric; wale count


    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.

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    Norma Keyes