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What is "Selvage" - Definition & Explanation

Edge of woven fabric, often of different threads and/or weave, to prevent raveling.
The edge on either side of a woven or flat-knitted fabric, often of different threads and/or weave, so finished to prevent raveling.
The woven edge portion of a fabric parallel to the warp is called selvage.
Also called Selvedge

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Knit - The most common type of knit formed by interlocking loops in the widthwise direction. Weft knit tend to have more stretch than warp knits. Examples are interlock, jerseys, double knits, rib...

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