A comprehensive handbook and practical guide
David J Spencer
WOODHEAD PUBLISHING LIMITED
Published by Woodhead Publishing Limited, Abington Hall, Abington
Cambridge CB1 6AH, England
Published in North and South America by Technomic Publishing Company Inc 851 New Holland Avenue, Box 3535 Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604 USA
First published 1983, Pergamon Press Reprinted with corrections 1985 and 1986 Second edition 1989 Reprinted 1991, 1993
Reprinted by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 1996, 1998
Third edition 2001, Woodhead Publishing Limited and Technomic Publishing Company Inc
© 1989, 2001, David J Spencer
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The author, David J Spencer, C Text, FTI, ACFI, recently retired as a senior lecturer in Textile and Knitting Technology at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has been an examiner and moderator in the Manufacture of Hosiery and Knitted Goods for the City and Guilds of London Institute. He has written numerous technical articles and is Technical Editor of the journal Knitting International and is Contributing Editor of ATA Journal and China Textile Journal. He is Chairman of The Textile Institute Knitting Terms and Definitions Committee. He obtained his initial industrial experience with Corah of Leicester, who were then world leaders in the application of knitting technology. [Photo by Oakham Photographic.]
To my wife, SHIRLEY ANN
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