Department of Knitting

The Department of knitting is an independent department that focuses its activities on the training of fabric engineers. Every effort is being made to equip students with ample knowledge of knitting techniques. The teaching activities are carried out by well-qualified and dedicated faculty members having industrial experience. The department is equipped with a full range of knitting machines. Students are given extensive practical training to augment their theoretical knowledge. Regular visits to the Knitting units are organized to familiarize the students with the industrial environment and to get first hand feel of the industry. The department provides testing and consultancy services to the industry in addition to the normal teaching assignments. Research and development projects are also carried out for different sectors of textile industry.

Mission Statement

To educate our graduates with the required competence of process optimization, research and product development and industrial management in the field of knitting, so that they can participate in the social, moral and economic development of our nation through academics, research and technological innovations.

Department of Knitting offers following degree programs.

  1. B.Sc Textile Engineering (With specialization in) Knitting

The research and development projects are carried out for different textile sectors; our major research area is the field of mechanical and structural characteristics of kitting fabrics.The Knitting department has excellent laboratory facilities. A range of the latest knitting machines are available in the department including flat and circular knitting machines. Hand driven Flat Knitting Machine is also available which can produce a variety of designs, ranging from single jersey to jacquard. Recently Shima Seiki SFG-I Ultrafine seamless Gloves knitting machine (Fully automated) and Lonati 144 GL (4”) Socks knitting machine are added. This will not only help students to equip themselves with the machine knowledge but also to implement their research ideas. Our labs are equipped with Computer Aided Design (CAD) facilities and a number of testing instruments to test the different fabric parameters. We also have the facility of two latest software’s; Scott weave and Star fish, for the simulation of fabric structure and design.The department has its own library, having a collection of books, journals, manuals, research projects and helping material in soft form (CDs).

Facilities

The Knitting department has excellent laboratory facilities. A range of the latest knitting machines are available in the department including flat and circular knitting machines. Hand driven Flat Knitting Machine is also available which can produce a variety of designs, ranging from single jersey to jacquard. Recently Shima Seiki SFG-I Ultrafine seamless Gloves knitting machine (Fully automated) and Lonati 144 GL (4”) Socks knitting machine are added. This will not only help students to equip themselves with the machine knowledge but also to implement their research ideas. Our labs are equipped with Computer Aided Design (CAD) facilities and a number of testing instruments to test the different fabric parameters. We also have the facility of two latest software’s; Scott weave and Star fish, for the simulation of fabric structure and design.The department has its own library, having a collection of books, journals, manuals, research projects and helping material in soft form (CDs).

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Waqas Ashraf*, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Haritham Khan, Habib Awais, Shahbaz Ahmad, Munir Ashraf1, and Sheraz Ahmad2, "Development of Seersucker Knitted Fabric for Better Comfort Properties and Aesthetic Appearance", Fibers and Polymers , Vol. 16, No. 3, (2017), pp.3

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Waqas Ashraf, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker & Mehmet Karahan, "Investigation of mechanical behavior of woven/ knitted hybrid composites", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

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Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair & Waqas Ashraf, "Modeling the effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on the barrier effectiveness of woven surgical gowns", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

1

Waqas Ashraf, yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, "Investigation of Hybrid Composites", IBCAST, Venue: Islamabad, (2016)

2

Haritham Khan , Waqas Ashraf, "Development of knitted seer sucker fabric", Covitex , Venue: NTU , Faisalabad, (2015)

Softwares
  • Ned Graphics
  • Star Fish
Major Apparatus & Equipments
  • Interlock Knitting machine Dia 26”
  • Rib Machine Dia 20”
  • Machine Jacquard Single Jersey Dia 26”
  • Single Jersey Dia 30”
  • Socks Knitting Double Cylinder  72” Width
  • Sample Knitting Gauge 20
  • Braiding
  • Hand Flat Knitting Gauge 7
  • Hand Flat Knitting Gauge 12
  • Socks knitting Single Cylinder Dia 4”
Contact Name: Dr. Yasir Nawab
Position: Assistant Professor/ Chairman
Contact Telephone: +92-41-9230081 - 90 Ext: 211
Contact Fax: +92 (41) 9230098
Office Address: Department of  Knitting, National Textile University , Faisalabad-37610, Pakistan
E-Mail: chairmandok@ntu.edu.pk