Wrapping is a method of producing vertically-orientated patterning with warp threads on a single jersey weft knitted base structure. Specially controlled warp thread guides are used which make unidirectional warp knitted overlaps into selected needle hooks. If selected empty needle hooks rise to receive the warp yarn (as is the case on a few single jersey machines), pure wrapping or warp insertion is produced. If, however, wrapping takes place on needles, all of which already hold a ground yarn at that knitting cycle, embroidery plating or wrap striping is produced; this is a technique occasionally used on some half-hose machines.

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