Double Knit | Double Knit Fabric

Double knit is a circular knit fabric, which has loops on both sides, front as well as back. Double knit is made with a double set of needles to create a double thickness of fabric. Each thickness of the Double knit fabric is joined by interlocking stitches. An article of double knit is a two faced clothe. Either side can be utilized as the right side.

Double knit fabrics a type of fabric originated in Milan and Florence. Double knit fabric is constructed on multi-feed circular knitting machines. The two layers of loops formed is not possible to separate. The Double knit fabric is very sturdily constructed and is heavier in weight. Double knit fabric controls the shrinkage and dry-cleans well.
Types of Double a Knit
  • Cotton Double Knit
  • Wool Double Knit
Cotton, wool, worsted, silk, rayon and synthetics are favourable for double knit.

Uses of Double Knit
  • Pants
  • Skirts
  • Tunics
  • Jackets
  • Scarfs
  • Hats
  • Doublets
  • Bandages (the single knit curls)