My Pantyhose Problems
Pantyhose is knitted by special machines, but of course every machine has its bad days. I suppose that sometimes
I get those “lucky” pairs too that have some loops are off in the weave like what’s shown in the images featured here. Also, sometimes I am lucky to see these defects in hosiery worn on other people, like on the image to the left.
I would like some day to come up with a defect catalog for what can go wrong during manufacturing. This is what I know so far already:
My List of Manufacturing Defects
1) Inconsistent spacing in knitting, thus looking like vertical lines on hosiery
2) Partially skipped horizontal rows with threads appearing
3) Weak spots in the yarn that cause immediate runs, without even a snag present
4) Different leg length such as one sewn as Medium and another one as Large (never encountered, only heard of it)
5) Legs and feet are sideways
6) Cuts, runs, wholes that occur during manufacturing
7) Poorly joined seams resulting in holes along the seams, ex. from the gusset
8) Pattern printed on the wrong spot (only heard of it)
10) Inconsistent colouration of the fabric with visible lines or patches
11) Stitching mistakes, like fabric from the leg is tangled up in the seam of the control top
Also, are some colours more durable than others? Someone told me that black yarn is the least durable. It could be because of the chemical dyes that are used to give it that colour.
The owner of Nika factory in Ukraine said that when he was just starting with this sensitive process, whatever small mistakes in the production factors would result in loads of discarded pantyhose.
I also notice form the factory videos that the seamstresses don’t wear any gloves. They handle the product with bare hands. So could that result in snags before the item even gets to you?
Anything else? Please let me know!
May you have a defect-free pantyhose day!