A knit fabric with a ridge effect in one direction, usually vertical. Rib knits are extremely elastic in the crosswise direction and are often used in t-shirts and lightweight sweaters to provide a close, body-hugging fit. A variegated rib describes a ridge effect that is unevenly distributed across a garment.
A basic stitch used in weft knitting in which the knitting machines require two sets of needles operating at right angles to each other. Rib knits have a very high degree of elasticity in the crosswise direction. This knitted fabric is used for complete garments and for such specialized uses as sleeve bands, neck bands, sweater waistbands, and special types of trims for use with other knit or woven fabrics. Lightweight sweaters in rib knits provide a close, body-hugging fit.
A type of knitted fabric. Rib knits have a very high degree of elasticity in the crosswise direction. This knitted fabric is used for complete garments and for such specialised uses as sleeve bands, neck bands, sweater waistbands, and special types of trims for use with other knit or woven fabrics. For examples of products using reactive dyes please see our polo shirts, t-shirts and sweatshirts.
A knitted fabric with a ridge effect in one direction, usually vertical. Rib knits are elastic in the crosswise direction and usually used in T-shirts and casual wear to provide a close, body-hugging fit.
A knitted fabric with alternating raised and lowered rows. More elastic and durable than plain knits, they tend to fit the body and are used frequently in T-shirts as well as for the trims of socks, sleeves, waists and necklines.
A form of knit fabric with vertical rows of knitting loops visible on both sides of the cloth. This fabric features more elasticity than jersey knit. Done with 2 sets of needles that are set perpendicular to each other. The fabric is knitted between both sets of needles; each set alternately pulls a loop to its side of the fabric. With excellent stretch and recovery, its end use is usually collar, cuffs and trim.
This knit has tremendous stretch across the grain a 1 x 1 rib has one rib up and one down. A 2 x 1 rib has two ribs up and one down, similar to a Poor Boy Knit.
A textured knit that has the appearance of vertical lines. It is highly elastic and retains "memory."
A double-knit fabric in which the wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternately on the face and the back. In other words odd wales intermesh on one side of the cloth and even wales on the other. Ribknit fabrics of this type have good elasticity especially in the width.