International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 1, PART A
Development of cotton: Wool knitwears on khadi system and evaluation of their acceptability
Author(s): Manjali Sharma, Suman Pant, DB Shakyawar
Designing is the virtuous feature of a fabric or a garment, which creates interesting visual aspects on its surface and beautify its appearance. The present study has been carried out with the objective of designing of cotton wool blended knitted khadi apparels. To attain this objective, cotton (Mech I ) and wool (Indian cross bred- Rambouillet/local sheep of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh) fibres were blended in three ratios 90% cotton -10%wool, 80% cotton-20% wool and 70% cotton-30% wool in hand spinning system and hand spun yarns were prepared. Double jersey knit fabrics were prepared on flatbed hand knitted hosiery machine of 10-12 gauge. After that, six prototypes of sweater, top and jacket were developed. The acceptability of designed khadi garments was assessed on the basis of colour combination, uniqueness in design, aesthetic appeal using three point rating scale. It was found that all the khadi garments were accepted by respondents.
How to cite this article:
Manjali Sharma, Suman Pant, DB Shakyawar. Development of cotton: Wool knitwears on khadi system and evaluation of their acceptability. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(1): 09-12.