Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Subjective evaluation of Pashmina and Pashmina blended knitted fabrics
Author(s): Asif H Sofi, Sarfaraz A Wani, DB Shakyawar, VK Malhotra, Sheikh Rafeh Ahmad, MA Pal, Sayer Beig and AA Khan
Abstract: A study was conducted to develop a pashmina and pashmina blended knitted fabrics with an aim to diversify the product range of pashmina and evaluate its consumer acceptability. Pashmina, wool and nylon was blended in to five different proportions, viz; T1 (60:0:40); T2 (45:15:40); T3 (30:30:40); T4 (15:45:40); T5 (0:60:40). Each blend was spun in to three types of yarn viz; 24, 36 and 48 count, making a total a 15 types of yarn. All the types of yarn were processed into interlock knitted fabric on a circular knitting machine. The subjective assessment of the fabrics revealed that along the blend composition, the stiffness score showed a decreasing trend while smoothness, fullness and softness and Total hand value showed an increasing trend from T1 to T5. Along with yarn count, the fabrics of all blends showed a decreasing trend in stiffness score and increasing trend in smoothness, softness and total hand value from thick to thin yarn. From the study it was concluded that consumers prefer and showed liking towards the fabrics having more proportion of pashmina with finer yarn.
How to cite this article:
Asif H Sofi, Sarfaraz A Wani, DB Shakyawar, VK Malhotra, Sheikh Rafeh Ahmad, MA Pal, Sayer Beig, AA Khan. Subjective evaluation of Pashmina and Pashmina blended knitted fabrics. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):2686-2689.