Weft Knitting - Double Knit

  • ID
    2
  • Knitting
    Weft Knitting - Double Knit
  • URL
    weft-knitting-double-knit
  • Description

    This fabric is produced by looping stitches in the cross-grain (weft) direction. It's most commonly used in sweater production, casual and dressy knits, and hand-knitting. Weft Knitting uses only two stitches: knit stitch & purl stitch.

    Double knit fabric is normally stable even at cut edges. It also can be produced as a tube of fabric or flat yardage. It has a stable heavyweight and suitable for tailoring.

    The most common double knit fabric is Interlock knits (rigid knit)- ribbed knits (alternating knit and purl stitches to form various ribbed wales)

    Bottom-weight double knits (two knit fabrics knitted together)