In a woven fabric such as corduroy, one of a series of ribs, cords or raised portions. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fineness of the fabric. The higher the number, the finer the fabric.
In knit fabrics, a column of loops lying lengthwise in the fabric. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fineness of the fabric.
The ridge in a fabric such as corduroy.
The vertical column of loops in knit fabric.
A wale is a vertical line of stitches running from the begining to the end of a piece of weft knitted fabric. In machine knitting this is the product of one needle.
A column of loops along the length of a knitted fabric.
Parallel lines that appear when a weaving pattern is repeated. For twills, the wale is a set of diagonal lines which are very apparent if the warp and weft are two different colors. For corduroy, the wales are the "bumps" in the fabric.
A woven fabric-like corduroy. The wales are the obvious ribs or cords you see. The word "wale" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon "waler" - to flail with a stick.
the column of loops in knitted fabrics.
One of a series of vertical rows or ridges in a fabric that can vary in width. Pinwale is the thinnest and wide wale is the thickest
In woven fabrics, a wale is one of a series of cords, running vertically or lengthwise. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fabric's fineness. For example, a fine-wale means that the vertical cords are thin and very close to each other; a wide-wale means that the vertical cords are further apart from each other.