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1

What are the characteristics and production of PLAIN KNIT?

-also known as single jersey
-knitted on 1 bed of needles
-has face stitches and reverse stitches
-cheapest base structure
-tendency to curl at edges

2

What are the characteristics and production of the RIB structure?

-also known as double jersey
-knitted on 2 needle beds
-identified as having columns/wales of both face and reverse loops on both side of fabric
--commonly used as ribs and cuffs on knitwear
-thicker, more elastic
-more expensive

3

What are the characteristics and production of INTERLOCK structure?

-variation of rib
-2 needle beds placed opposite each other
-yarn knits on alternate face and reverse needles, meaning it takes 2 courses of loops to create a full course of interlock.
-less elastic, more dimensionally stable
-more expensive

4

What are the characteristics and production of PURL structure?

-knitted on 2 needle beds opposite each other
-loop transferred from one bed to the other
-identified by having both face and reverse loops in same wale
-least common base

5

What kinds of specialist fabrics can be knitted on specialist machinery?

-silver knit fabrics (faux fur, high pile fleece)
-towelling
-both can be passed through cropping machines to make velour.