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Alamac Knits - Sewing and knitting info
Category: Arts > Knitting and crafts
Date & country: 19/01/2011, USA
Words: 13

Knit fabric produced on two sets of opposed needles. It is thicker and heavier than a singleknit fabric.

Inlay Stitch
Combination of float and tuck stitches. In a 3x1 inlay, three needles float and one tucks. Commonly used in Fleece and French Terry fabrics.

Interlock Fabric
Two yarn feeds are required to create one course. The knitting on front and back gives interlock a smooth surface on each side of the fabric. Selected needles can be pulled out for poor boy looks.

Jersey Fabric
The basic singleknit construction (T- shirt fabric) with the appearance of tiny `V” s on the face of the fabric and wavy courses on the back of the fabric.

Knit Stitch
An interlocking series of loops used to construct fabric. See the diagram above of the basic weft knit fabric.

Lacoste Fabric
The original stitch configuration used in Lacoste shirts. The tucking pattern creates a tiny honeycomb look on the technical back of the fabric, which is used as the face for garments.

Pique Fabric
The combination of knit and tuck stitches gives a small diamond appearance to the face of the fabric. It is the most popular fabric used in collar/placket shirts.

Rib Fabric
This doubleknit fabric draws some wales to the front and others to the back for a ridge effect. Ribs have a higher stretch and recovery than most knits and they are used for trim and body goods.

Knit fabric produced using a single set of knitting needles. It is usually a thin lightweight fabric.

Technical Back
The inside of the tube of fabric produced by a circular knitting machine. This may or may not be the inside of a finished garment made from the fabric.

Technical Face
The outside of the tube of fabric produced by a circular knitting machine. This may or may not be the outside of a finished garment made from the fabric.

Tuck Stitch
A needle receives a new yarn without losing its old loop. A tuck loop always faces the technical back of the fabric.

Welt, Miss, or Float Stitch
These terms describe the same formation. The stitch is created by not allowing the needle to raise high enough to receive a new yarn, causing the yarn to float behind the face stitches.