Queenscord has even greater rigidity than sharkskin. Because the front guide bar makes the shortest possible underlap, the pillar stitch tightly ties-in the back bar underlaps giving the fabric a shrinkage of only 1-6 per cent. The pillar stitch yarn as it passes up the wale tends to give a slight cord effect and the underlaps of the pillar are unable to balance the underlaps of the back bar so they show inclined overlap stitches (Fig. 25.7).
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