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Difference of line yarn in knitting and washing

The fancy linen yarns produced by Consinee Group- Top Line are mainly suitable for 14-18 needle flat knitting machine. Yarns are mainly high-count and flax-containing, so they are different from common yarns in knitting and washing.

Firstly, yarns must be adequately waxed. Because yarns containing flax are relatively coarser than yarns of other materials, there will be larger friction during knitting and inadequate waxing is likely to cause break or even shedding. This problem is more obvious in high-yarn count and high-knitting Gauge.

Secondly, the feeding tension is relatively looser than ordinary yarns, due to linen joints which are also a unique feature of linen products. With too tight tension, when meeting linen joints, yarns will be easily obstructed to cause broken yarns. For products containing long-spun linen, please try to use yarn cone pallets in case of yarns of yarns falling off during the knitting process and therefore causing broken yarns.

Thirdly, Regular knitting tension and speed should be applied when using hand flat knitting machine. Otherwise, uneven intensity of the knit down surface or something the illusion of yarn unevenness will occur.

Finally, please try to use the knitting instructions recommended by Top Line color card and apply appropriate knitting gauge or else break and even shedding will be easily caused. If a customer has special knitting structure and requirement, please contact our sales department for more information. Linen yarn is not quite different from ordinary yarns during washing only with a stiffer hand feel due to flax content. If you want to improve the hand feel, you may add different softeners in the final finishing process. However, after softening treatment, linen products should still show the feature of fibre. With the latest unique style, they shall be soft yet stiff, smooth yet crisp, plump, comfortable, and fully maintain other good features and post-washing washability. Currently, an efficient softener is reactive silicone softener. Textiles treated with such softener are elastic, intersecting with fiber to form membranne endowing textiles with smooth and soft hand feel.