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LegalTransform United States Local time: 04:26 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 4
Thank you for showing me the light, and being so quick to do it.
Jóhann R. Kristjánsson
2 hrs confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
made on a Rachel (or Raschel) knitting machine
Explanation: I have run into the term "Rachel (or Raschel) knitting" in translations having to do with textiles, so perhaps that would fit your context.
Here are some references:
Deluxe extra heavyweight ***rachel knit*** thermal of 50% Cotton/50% Polyester traps and retains body heat for maximum warmth. Originally developed for the military! Reinforced flat seam construction for smooth fit and extra strength. Shrinkage controlled for lasting size and shape. http://www.sockcompany.com/mormensupshi.html
Knitting uses hooked needles to interloop
yarns, forming stretchy fabrics. Hand knitting
uses a single set of needles. Home or manufacturing
machines used in knitting use multiple
needles to form either warp knit and/or filling
knit fabrics. Loops in the direction of the fabric
selvage (length) are called wales, while crosswise
rows of loops are called courses. Gauge
describes the fineness of the knit stitch. Warp
and double knit fabrics stretch less and do not
unravel or run as easily as filling or jersey
knits. ***Raschel knit is used to form lace-like
fabrics. However, if snagged, damage is
potentially greater in raschel knit fabrics than
in true lace, which is knotted.**** http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM734.pdf
A warp knitted fabric in which the resulting knit fabric resembles hand crocheted fabrics, lace fabrics, and nettings. Raschel warp knits contain inlaid connecting yarns in addition to columns of knit stitches http://www.cyberfiberonline.com/glossaryR.shtml
The second link below is to a multilingual textiles glossary.
Explanation: "Dentelle Rachel" exists in specialized French vocabulary, with the meaning explained by the brilliant answer above (both a knitting technique on specific machines and the resulting faabric): http://www.ensitm.fr/pages-f/gauche/industrie/f-moy.html
"Maille jetée (tricots chaîne) :
Métiers Chaîne (simple fonture),
Métiers Rachel (simple, double fonture)"
Second reference with a bit of work to access the information: http://www.cetih.fr/
Type "Rachel" in the search box and click OK
You get references:
2 résultat(s) pour Rachel
Catalogue des formations > 2 résultats
- Connaissance de la maille du fil à l'article
- Le tricotage Chaîne et Rachel
Plus d'infos sur les formations
Publications > 1 résultat(s)
- Les métiers chaîne et Rachel
Click on these references and you'll know everything about "Rachel"