Hosiery Yarns: Types, Properties and Uses

Last Updated on 11/02/2021

An Overview of Hosiery Yarns

Afsana Rahman
Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: pakhirahman123@gmail.com


Hosiery Yarns
The yarns which are used for manufacturing of hosiery articles are called hosiery yarns. Hosiery yarn comes from a separate spinning process, and is used with circular knitting machines to form fabric. The selection of hosiery yarn depends upon the purpose for which it is to be used. Different types of hosiery are available for sportswear and dresswear for adults and children. The yarns may be made of spun staple or filament, and they may be stretched or textured. These yarns are processed from premium quality fiber and thus, are extensively used for weaving and knitting hosiery fabrics. Available in a wide variety of lengths, colors and thickness, which can also be customized as per the demands of the clients.

Hosiery Yarns
Fig: Hosiery Yarns

Types of Hosiery Yarns

  1. Carded hosiery yarn
  2. Combed hosiery yarn
Carded hosiery yarns
Fig: Carded hosiery yarn
Combed hosiery yarns
Fig: Combed hosiery yarn

Other Types of Hosiery Yarn

  1. Hosiery white yarns
  2. Polyester dyed hosiery yarn
Hosiery white yarn
Fig: Hosiery white yarn
Polyester dyed hosiery yarns
Fig: Polyester dyed hosiery yarn

Properties of Hosiery Yarn

  1. It is suitable for knitting for its softness.
  2. It should have less twist and hairiness.
  3. It should have less friction required.
  4. It must be regular.
  5. Continuity of each yarn.
  6. It has smooth texture.
  7. It is durable.
  8. Excellent abrasion resistance.
  9. Available in varied sizes and thickness.
  10. Uniform properties with high tensile strength
  11. For consistent stitch formation, giving dimensional stability to the garments you produce.
  12. Eliminate the stretch and sag factor.
  13. Luster and brilliance in color
  14. Custom color matching

Advantages of Hosiery Yarn

  1. Do not crepe
  2. Low hairiness
  3. Extremely light weight
  4. High elastic properties
  5. It has colorfastness quality
  6. Soft to the touch
  7. More durable
  8. More colorfastness

Disadvantages of Hosiery Yarn

  1. It is unhygienic when it makes with more synthetic fiber
  2. Another side, more cotton mixed hosiery is less durable

Use of Hosiery Yarn
Use all kinds of hosiery product. Like – Hose, Three quarter hose, Men’s half hose, Tights, Panty-hose, Stockings, Hosiery, Body stockings, Compression stockings, Leggings, Toe socks, Legwarmers etc.

Uses of hosiery yarns
Fig: Different uses of hosiery yarn

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