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KNIT DE KNIT

More about knit de knit, the technique with the crimps.

kDk knit de knit yarn with the typical loops
Knit de knit (kDk) is a special technique of creating a textured yarn. Whereas special machines are used with other texturing techniques, kDk relies on ring knitting and heat setting.

Firstly, the yarn is knitted into a tube on a knitting machine. Once the fabric is finished, it gets steam treated (or dyed, depending on the exact method), which fixates the crimps/loops. Afterwards, the farbic get unknitted, creating a yarn with the typical loops as can be seen in the picture on the left (desktop version) / above (mobile version).

MATERIALS FOR KDK

Not every yarn is suitable for kDk. Natural yarns for example cannot be heat set (thus not keeping the crimp form after the steaming process)  whereas some synthetic polymers would melt during heat setting. 

kDk is thus typical for the following materials:
 
  • Polyester PET
  • Polyamides (PA6 and PA66)

END APPLICATIONS FOR KNIT DE KNIT YARNS

kDk yarns find use in applications as follows:
 
  • circular knitting
  • weaving
  • raschel

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