Filler fiber

Polyester fiber is one of most used fiber in the world which has variety of applications in many different fields. chemical base of this fiber is Polyethylene terephthalate and it has shown suitable thermal resistance. These fibers could be produced in two types of staple and filament. To produce polyester fiber, firstly, polymer melts in…

The global export of synthetic staple fibres

The global export of synthetic staple fibres, not carded, combed, or otherwise processed for spinning of polyvinyl chloride rose 15.78 per cent from $594.21 million in 2017 to $688.00 million in 2019. Total exports surged 6.60 per cent in 2019 over the previous year and is expected to rise to $857.15 million in 2022 with…

Properties essential to make a Fiber

  Each fiber has particular properties which help us to decide which particular fiber should be used to suit a particular requirement. Certain fiber properties increase its value and desirability in its intended end-use but are not necessary properties essential to make a fiber. Fiber Properties for specific requirements The utility of fibers is broadly…

Polyester Fiber and its uses

Properties and application of polyester fibers. Polyester is often blended with other fibers like cotton to get the best of both worlds. The fabrics made from polyester fiber have good elasticity, wrinkle resistance, shape retention, excellent wash-and-wear performance and durability, and so on. so that it is widely used in all kinds of apparel fabrics….

What do you know about Cotton?

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossipier in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will increase the dispersal of the seeds. (Wikipedia) Cotton has different kinds…

Aramid Fiber

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Types of Yarn Fibers

Types of Yarn Fibers

All types of yarn for knitting or crocheting are made from natural or synthetic fibers. Different types of yarn fibers have specific qualities — some good, some not so good. Often, manufacturers blend different types of yarn fiber to offset an undesirable characteristic.

When choosing a yarn type for your knitting project, consider the following:

•     Wool: Wool (made from the fleece of sheep) is the queen of yarns, and it remains a popular choice for knitters. Here are some of your wool yarn options:

v  Lamb’s wool: Comes from a young lamb’s first shearing.

v  Merino wool: Considered the finest of the fine breeds.

v  Pure new wool/virgin wool: Wool that’s made directly from animal fleece and not recycled from existing wool garments.

v  Shetland wool: Made from the small and hardy native sheep of Scotland’s Shetland Islands.

v  Icelandic wool: A rustic, soft yarn.

v  Washable wool: Treated chemically or electronically to destroy the outer fuzzy layer of fibers.