The Role of Yarn Counts and Polyester/Cotton Blends in Comfort of Knitted Fabric

Yarn Count for Fabric Comfort

  • Muhammad Qamar Tusief Department of Fibre and Textile Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Nabeel Amin
  • Nasir Mahmood
  • Muhammad Babar Ramzan
  • Hafiz Rehan Saleem
Keywords: yarn count, polyester/cotton blends, air permeability, drying time, absorbency


There have been three major concerns regarding the clothing comfort, psychological, sensorial
and thermo-physiological comfort. However, there is lack of work on thermo-physiological comfort of
knitted fabric. Hence the present study is conducted to fulfill this gap by analyzing physiological comfort
in sense of air permeability, absorbency, vertical wicking and drying time of plain knitted fabric. Clothing
comfort is mainly affected by type of fibres, yarn properties, structure of fabric, finishing treatments, and
clothing conditions. In this study the effect of various yarn counts and polyester/cotton blend ratios on the
comfort of knitted fabric has been analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). It
is depicted from the results that the selected variables put direct influences on the thermo-physiological
comfort of the knitted fabric. The increasing share of polyester in the blend and the fine count for yarn
put negative impact on the comfort of the knitted fabric.