Refining the characteristics of a good pair of sports socks from the knitting process
The simplest way to achieve thicker socks is the most familiar terry knitting method, which is often referred to as terry socks or terry socks. Terry socks must be thicker than ordinary flat socks. But there is a lot to be said about how thick they are! Here we will analyze a few factors that determine the thickness of terry socks.
1.The higher the terry is, the thicker the thickness is. General terry height are in 3 to 4 mm. Badminton or high requirements for the thickness of sports socks will generally require to do 5 mm, which is generally known as high terry in the factory. If you need higher terry, you need to modify the sock machine and use special needle, which is also more time-consuming and laborious. But personally, I do not recommend the pursuit of thick. Because anything is a boundary will be converted, for example, the thickness represents wear and friction resistance and shock absorption. But more than a degree, the pursuit of thickness, then it will bring such as with the sneakers between the stuffing too tight, between the feet and shoes due to the thickness of the increased lack of feedback and freedom of dexterity movements and other related issues.
2. Yarn roots knitting socks yarn like we twist twine, is two yarns twisted into a share or three yarns twisted into a share certainly not the same. This consumer is not noticeable. But the objective physical feel is still there, three yarn knitting terry socks than two yarn knitting is certainly more solid and thick. The most intuitive understanding, but also know that there is a one-third difference in raw materials. But consumers can't tell the difference between three yarns and two yarns if they don't compare.
3. What is the yarn count? It can be understood as the thickness of each yarn. The yarn count of general sports socks is 32, the larger the number the finer the yarn, for example, 40, and the smaller the number the coarser the yarn, for example, 24. However, it is worth noting that the smaller the count and the thicker the yarn, the better. Why? Because thicker yarns are generally lower grade cotton yarns, and to pull out high count yarns (finer yarns) you need your raw material to be good enough and fine enough. That's why high count yarns are highly respected in the home textile industry. Because the skin-friendly, better comfort, more delicate. But in the sports socks Shutu has tried 40 counts, indeed fine, but for sports socks may be the best balance of 32 counts.
4. The density of socks is set on the sock machine, generally the higher the density value, the tighter the socks, but this parameter can not be felt, only to feel the texture and comparison to have a concept.
Summary: The thickness (density) of sports socks is determined by the following four factors: 1. terry height 2. yarn count 3. yarn count 4. sock density.