Stockinette

Stockinette fabric is a knitted stretch fabric. It is knitted using a Stockinette stitch. It is typically made from cotton, manufactured fibres or various blends. Like many knitted fabrics, Stockinette fabric has a tendency to curl up at the edges. The back and the face of the fabric are clearly differentiable from each other. The back is bumpy and ridged. Stockinette fabric is so called because it was formally used for stockings. It is also used for underwear, nightwear and baby clothes. Nowadays, it is also used frequently for medical purposes.

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Kelly Mitchell

Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary


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