Geometrical models for weft-knitted spacer fabrics

Kurbak A.

TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL, vol.87, no.4, pp.409-423, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0040517516631320
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-423
  • Keywords: spacer fabric, weft-knitted, geometrical model, 1 X-1 RIB, LACOSTE KNITS, BALANCED RIB, MILANO RIB, CARDIGAN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Spacer fabrics are very attractive nowadays for use as technical fabrics. Our interest in this study is to give geometrical models for weft-knitted spacer fabrics which can be used in related engineering software. Models of two commonly used weft-knitted spacer fabrics are created here based on Kurbak's 1998 plain knit model and are drawn to scale using the 3DS-MAX computer graphical program. It is observed that similar shapes to the real fabrics are obtained by the models.