Fleece is one of the popular knit fabric structures and design which is still dominated vast acceptance in today’s up-to-the-minute fashion thoughts. It has the distinctive characteristics for its structure to feel being warm, easy to handle, washable and hang to dry. The wide application includes outerwear, lining or insulation, mittens, socks, hats, scarf’s, blankets and quills etc. Due to its market demand the fabric developments have been extensive worldwide. The combinations of different machine gauge, yarn types and blended yarns are used for knitting fleece fabric. The investigation of this research involved with dimensional stability of fleece fabric which are critical problem for getting quality fabric to make garment. The research area belongs to textile industry as well as consumers satisfaction regarding ready-made garment to wear comfortably. Dimensional instability of 100% cotton knitted fleece fabric is major problem to meet buyers and end user satisfaction in terms of quality and comfortability. Selection of right yarn count and adequate knitting parameters during knitting can minimize this problem.
Keywords: Dimensional stability, shrinkage, spirality, bursting strength, weight loss, three thread fleece fabric