Depending on customers’ needs, socks are an economical clothing item that falls under various categories. Socks are manufactured, priced, and packaged to suit almost everyone. Customers can specify requirements such as size, weight, color, and yarn quality. Men’s, women’s, children’s, and toddler sizes are available.
Circular knitting machines are designed for manufacturing items such as socks and hosiery. They can utilize any type of yarn or fiber to meet specific shape, size, and performance requirements. Sock materials can be created using multiple sets of needles, and double-knitted textiles can be produced using two pairs of needles. Some machines even employ two cylinders, one above the other, to create unique structures like links-and-links. Other machines can introduce reinforcement, pockets, a terry inside surface, and other advancements.
Different fibers affect the performance of socks, including those designed for sports, formal wear, and calf sleeves.
一、 Cotton Yarn for Socks
Cotton yarn is comfortable and soft, absorbing moisture from the foot with good color retention and stretch. It is the most common fiber used in socks.
二、Acrylic Yarn for Socks
Acrylic yarn is lightweight and warm while keeping its shape well. It is also resilient, soft, and easy to care for with minimal shrinkage, rich coloration, and the ability to wick sweat away from the foot.
三、polyester Colored Yarn for Socks
Polyester colored yarn is abrasion-resistant and has excellent washability, being highly heat-settable.
四、Nylon Yarn For Socks
Nylon yarn is the first and oldest synthetic fiber, known for its exceptional strength, colorfastness, abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, softness, elasticity, and ease of washing. It is often blended with other fibers to provide added stretch and improve durability.
五、Spun Polyester Yarn for Socks
Spun polyester yarn is also long-lasting, versatile, and highly durable. This affordable fiber has a smooth and soft texture resembling that of cotton, a natural fiber. Moreover, it is resistant to wrinkling and shrinking.
六、 Melange Yarn for Socks
The Melange yarn is created by combining raw and dyed fibers, generating a unique mixed-color effect with a wavy pattern, making it a popular choice due to its attractive and unique appearance.
七、Covered yarn for Socks
Covered yarn consists of a spandex or rubber core covered with nylon or polyester. This creates a yarn that can stretch up to three times its relaxed strength and easily return to its original shape. It provides enhanced size ranges, improved fit, and increased comfort.