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What is "Herringbone" - Definition & Explanation

A broken twill weave giving a zigzag or herringbone effect.
A twill weave that reverses direction across the fabric to form a chevron.
(Herringbone Twill) A variation on the twill weave construction in which the twill is reversed, or broken, at regular intervals, producing a zig- zag effect.
Broken twill weave giving a zig-zag effect.
A broken twill weave in which the twill line reverses regularly forming zig zag v's. Also called fishbone.
A variation on the twill weave construction in which the twill is reversed, or broken, at regular intervals, producing a zig-zag effect.
A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction. Also called chevron weave, especially when arranged in wide stripes.
A combination of twill weaves in which the direction of twill is reversed to produce stripes resembling herring bones.
A chevron or zig-zag pattern, knit into fabric.

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