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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