Single Jersey Knit Structure
Single jersey knit is a type of knit fabric that is made from a single yarn. It is a smooth, lightweight fabric that is often used for making crew neck t-shirts, V-Neck t-shirts, henley shirts and crop tees. The fabric is made by looping yarn around itself using a knitting machine, with each loop of yarn being knitted into the next to create a continuous fabric. The fabric has one smooth side and one textured side that is usually called the back side of the fabric.
Single Jersey knit fabric is known for its stretch, comfort, and drapes well. Additionally, it is very versatile and can be used for a wide range of garments. Due to its lightweight and stretchy characteristic it is a popular choice for sportswear, casual wear and even undergarments.
Pique Knit Structure
Pique knit fabric is known for its durability, resistance to shrinking and fading, and it's easy care properties. Due to its distinctive textured surface, it is often used for making polo shirts, golf shirts, and other types of casual wear. Pique knit fabric is also popular for making bed linens, tablecloths, and other household textiles.
It can be made from variety of fibers such as cotton, polyester, wool, and silk, but most commonly is made with cotton for it's breathability, softness and durability.
Loopknit Knit Structure
Loop knit knitting structure is mostly used for making warm and cozy clothing items such as sweatshirts, hoodies, track pants, and trousers. The loop knit fabric is made of various fibers, cotton and polyester are popular choices because they are absorbent, durable and inexpensive. When we add fleece process to the loopknit structure, it'll give more thickness to the fabric thus in result resists thermal regulation.
Loopknit fabrics can be used to make oversized t-shirts as it gives a swaggy look. Common loopknit knitting structures are 220 to 400 GSM.
Waffle Knit Structure
Waffle knit is a type of knit fabric characterized by a raised, textured surface that resembles a waffle pattern. The pattern is created by using a combination of knit and purl stitches, often in a specific order, which creates a series of raised squares or "waffles" on one side of the fabric. The reverse side of the fabric is usually smooth.
The waffle structure can be achieved by using different types of knitting machines and techniques, but it can be made using also a simple structure, usually with ribs pattern.
Waffle knit fabric is known for its warmth and absorbency, it is a common choice for clothing items such as thermal undergarments, sweaters and even t-shirts.
Purl Knit Structure
Purl knitting is a basic knitting structure in which alternating rows of knit stitches and purl stitches are used to create a textured fabric. The "purl" stitch is created by inserting the needle into the next stitch from the opposite side, and then wrapping the yarn around the needle in the opposite direction. Purl stitches create a bumpy, textured fabric that is often used as a contrast to the smooth, even surface of knit stitches. This technique can be used to create a wide range of patterns and designs in knitting.