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What are the Common Quality Issues and Defects in Knitwear and How to Prevent Them?

As a knitwear factory, CH Cashmere knows how important it is to maintain high quality standards and avoid defects in our products. Knitwear is a popular and versatile type of clothing that can be worn in different seasons and occasions, but it also requires special care and attention during the production process. However, knitwear also has some unique challenges when it comes to quality control and maintenance. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the common quality issues and defects that can affect knitwear, and how you can prevent them from happening.

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Knitwear is made from yarns that are looped together to form a fabric, which can create various problems such as:


This is when small balls of fiber form on the surface of the knitwear, making it look fuzzy and worn out. Pilling can be caused by friction, abrasion, or washing. To prevent pilling, we recommend using high-quality yarns that are tightly spun and have a smooth surface. We also suggest washing knitwear gently by hand or in a mesh bag, and avoiding rubbing or brushing the fabric.


This is when a loop of yarn is pulled out of the fabric, creating a loose or hanging thread. Snagging can be caused by sharp objects, jewelry, zippers, or nails. To prevent snagging, we recommend avoiding contact with anything that can catch or pull the yarns. We also suggest trimming any loose threads carefully with scissors, and never pulling cutting them.


This is when the knitwear becomes smaller or tighter after washing or drying. Shrinkage can be caused by high temperature, agitation, or moisture. To prevent shrinkage, we recommend following the care instructions on the label of the knitwear. We also suggest washing knitwear in cold water and laying it flat to dry, and avoiding using a dryer or iron.

Colour Fading

This is when the colour of the knitwear becomes dull or uneven after washing or exposure to sunlight. Colour fading can be caused by harsh detergents, bleach, or UV rays. To prevent colour fading, we recommend using mild detergents that suitable for coloured fabrics. We also suggest washing knitwear separately from other clothes, and drying it in the shade.

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These are some of the common quality issues and defects that can affect knitwear, and how to prevent them from happening. By following these tips, you can ensure that your knitwear stays in good condition and lasts longer. We hope you found this post helpful and informative, please feel free to contact us at: . Thank you for reading our blog!

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