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What is "Cable Twist" - Definition & Explanation

A cord, rope or twine construction in which each successive twist is in the opposite direction to the preceding twist. This type of twist is defined as S-Z-S or Z-S-Z.
A yarn or rope construction in which each successive twist is in the opposite direction to the preceding twist. Defined as "SZS" or "ZSZ."

Some other terms

Some more terms:

(woven fabric) - usually caused by an extra piece of yarn that is woven into fabric. It can also be caused by thick places in the yarn. Often is caused by fly waste being spun in yarn in the...
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The longitudinal edges of a fabric that are formed during weaving with the weft not only turning at the edges but also passing continuously across the width of the fabric from edge. NOTE: Selvedges...

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