List of Fabrics Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing

By | December 22, 2015

List of Fabrics Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]



In readymade garments sector, knit or knitted fabrics is used for manufacturing the knitted garments such as polo shirt, T-shirt, Sweat shirt, sportswear, swim wear, sweater, under garments, children’s wear etc. It should be noted here that, properties of each knit garments are influenced by the construction, specification and properties of knit fabrics used in the knit garments. In the past we have discussed about the different types of fabrics used in woven shirt manufacturing but today we will discuss about various types of fabrics which are considerably used in knit garments manufacturing.

Classifications of Knit Fabric:

Basically knit fabrics are three types, those are-

  1. Weft knitted fabrics,
  2. Warp knitted fabrics,
  3. Crochet fabrics.

All the above three types have discussed in the below:

1. Weft knitted fabrics:

Weft knitted fabrics is characterized by a series of horizontal loops formed by horizontally running threads and binds with previously formed series of loops of the same thread. This types of fabrics is mostly used in knit garments manufacturing.

weft knitted fabrics

Weft knitted fabrics

2. Warp knitted fabrics:

In case of weft knitted fabrics, structural threads of the fabric is run along with the length of the fabric which is approximately parallel with the fabric selvedge. Here, one horizontal row of loops or course is made from many threads and in this way warp knitted fabric is formed. This types of fabrics is not widely used in knit garments as weft knitted fabrics.

Warp Knitted Fabrics.

Warp Knitted Fabrics.

3. Crochet fabrics:

In case of crochet fabrics, construction is completely different with warp and weft knitted fabrics. Here, one thread is used which chains upon itself and cross-link are formed with previously formed chain to produce crochet fabrics.

Crochet fabrics

Crochet fabrics

Types of Fabric Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing:

There are different types of knitted fabrics, which are vastly used in T-Shirt or polo shirt manufacturing has mentioned in the below with correct fabric image.

  1. 100% cotton single jersey fabrics

    Cotton Single jersey fabric

    Cotton single jersey fabric

  2. Lycra or spandex single jersey fabrics,

    lycra single jersey

    Lycra single jersey

  3. Slub single jersey fabrics,

    slub single jersey

    Slub single jersey

  4. Burn out single jersey fabrics,

    burn out single jersey fabric

    Burn out single jersey fabric

  5. Grey melange fabrics,

    grey melange fabric

    Grey melange fabric

  6. Grey melange slub fabrics,

    grey melange slub fabric

    Grey melange slub fabric

  7. 100% cotton double jersey fabrics,

    double jersey fabric

    Double jersey fabric

  8. Fleece fabrics,

    fleece fabric

    Fleece fabric

  9. French terry fabrics,

    french terry fabric

    French terry fabric

  10. French terry slub fabrics,

    slub french terry

    Slub french terry

  11. French terry fabrics (inside brushed),

    frence terry fabric (inside Brushed)

    Frence terry fabric (inside brushed)

  12. Design terry fabrics,

    design terry fabric

    Design terry fabric

  13. Micro or baby terry fabrics,

    micro or baby terry

    Micro or baby terry

  14. Pique fabrics,

    Pique fabric

    Pique fabric

  15. Pique slub fabrics,

    slub pique fabric

    Slub pique fabric

  16. Lacoste fabrics,

    Lacoste fabric

    Lacoste fabric

  17. 1×1 Rib fabrics,

    1 x 1 Rib fabric

    1 x 1 Rib fabric

  18. 2×1 Rib fabrics,

    Rib 2 x 1

    2 x 1 Rib fabric

  19. Sequence fabrics.

    sequence fabric

    Sequence fabric

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