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What is "Jersey" - Definition & Explanation

A general term referring to any knit fabric without a distinct rib.
The consistent interlooping of wool, worsted, silk, cotton, rayon, and synthetics yarns in the jersey stitch to produce a fabric with a smooth, flat face, and a more textured, but uniform back. Jersey fabrics may be produced on either circular or flat weft knitting machines. Right side has lengthwise ribs (wales) and wrong side has crosswise ribs (courses). Jersey is very elastic with good draping qualities and has special crease-resistant qualities due to its construction. It is knitted plain or has many elaborate tweed designs and fancy motifs as well as printed designs. It can look very much like a woven fabric. Jersey wears very well and, if washable, it washes very well. Jersey was first made on the Island on Jersey off the English coast and used for fisherman's clothing. Stretch as you sew.
A Single knit fabric with an intermeshing of stitches in the same direction on the face and a series of semicircular loops on the back. Thus the 2 sides appear different.
A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).
A jersey is a piece of wollen or cotton clothing with sleeves worn as a pullover; this is to say, it does not open at the front as does a cardigan. It is usually close-fitting and machined knitted in contrast to a guernsey that is more often hand knit in a thicker cloth.

Alternatively, a jersey as used in sport is the name of a shirt worn by a member of a team, usually oversized, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the team's logotype or corporate sponsor. Notably, jerseys of specific colour or pattern represent certain statuses in cycling - such as the yellow jersey of the leader of the Tour de France.

Jersey is also a soft, slightly elastic cloth made from wool, cotton or silk.

Two different types
(1) Flat or circular knitted, plain or ribbed. (Some tricot is also referred to asjersey.) Many of all kinds of textilefibers.Elastic, but may sag. Serviceable,drapes well.Used for dress goods, shirting, underwear, sportswear.
(2) Woven of silk yarn into shirting and dress goods.
A jersey is a piece of wollen or cotton clothing with sleeves worn as a pullover; this is to say, it does not open in the front like a cardigan. It is normally close-fitting and machine-knitted in contrast to a guernsey which is hand knit in a thicker cloth.
A jersey is an item of knitted clothing, traditionally in wool or cotton, with sleeves, worn as a pullover; this is to say, it does not open at the front, unlike a cardigan.
Circular knit or flat knit fabric that features Interlooping yarns which produce a fabric with a smooth, flat surface and textured back.
A generic term for a plain knit fabric without a distinct rib.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A variation of a 1x1 rib stitch with 2 sets of needles There is alternate knitting and tucking on one course then tucking and knitting on the next course. The fabric has the same look on both sides...
A yarn composed of two or more single yarns twisted together. Many two-ply yarns are used in carpet. In cut-pile carpet, eg, saxony, plied yarns must be heat-set to prevent untwisting under traffic....
Consist of a filament base yarn, with an exterior wrapping of loose fiber which has not been twisted into a yarn. Polyester filament is often wrapped with a cotton outer layer in order to provide the...
A basic stitch used in weft knitting, which produces knit fabrics that have the same appearance on both sides. The purl stitch is frequently used in combination with the jersey and rib stitches to...
Paisley is a droplet-shaped vegetal motif, similar to half of the T'ai Chi symbol, the Indian bodhi tree leaf, or the mango tree. The design originated in India and spread to Scotland when British...

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