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Weaving and knitting are two different techniques for manufacturing fabric. Both techniques use yarn, but they differ in how the yarn is interlaced to create the fabric.
Weaving is the process of interlacing two sets of yarn, warp, and weft, at right angles to each other. The warp yarn is strung lengthwise on the loom, and the weft yarn is woven across the warp yarn. Woven fabrics are typically more durable and less stretchy than knitted fabrics.
Knitting is the process of creating a fabric by looping yarn around itself to form stitches. Knitting needles are used to create and manipulate the stitches. Knitted fabrics are typically more stretchy and less durable than woven fabrics. Below this chart, you can see the difference between weaving and knitting
Difference Between Weaving and Knitting
|Interlacing of yarn||Interlooping of yarn|
|No elastic properties in the build||1 set of yarn|
|Crease recovery less||High|
|Dimensional stability high||Low|
|Cover factor by yarn high||Low|
|Moisture absorption low||High|
|Sizing is required||Not|
|Production cost high||Low comparatively|
|Need of yarn preparation||No need of yarn preparation|
|No elastic properties in build||Elastic properties|