A fabric made on a flat-bed knitting machine which permits full fashioning as well as the knitting of cables. Also refers to a texture as opposed to a ribbed-knit.
A knitting technique whereby the product comes off the machines in one contoured sheet. Pieces are sewn together and therefore they have a seam.
The second most widely used construction. Sock fabric knitted on a single cylinder machine and producing a fine, smooth surface with a jersey-like appearance. Used for casual socks of all types, some varieties of work socks, for children's hosiery, and in socks where the distinction is achieved by the yarn or by treatments such as embroidery, appliqués, or small neat patterns.
Weft-knit fabric made on a flatbed knitting frame as distinguished from tubular knit made on a circular frame.
The process used in making full-fashioned stockings, where the yarn is knitted flat on the machine and literally sewn together to form the backseam.