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What is "Tricot" - Definition & Explanation

French for warp-knitted fabric. Tricots are flat knitted with fine ribs on the face (lengthwise) and ribs on the back (widthwise).
A common warp knit fabric with thin wales on the face and crosswise ribs on the back. Generally made of synthetic yarns such as polyester, nylon, acetate or rayon.
A warp knitted fabric. Historically with two sets of warp threads.
This type of fabric is flat knitted with fine ribs on the face (lengthwise) and ribs on the back (crosswise). Often used as lining material.
A plain close-knit fabric of natural or artificial fiber with threads running lengthwise.
A warp knit fabric of silk, rayon, or synthetics in which the fabric is formed by interlooping adjacent parallel yarns. The warp beam holds thousands of yards of yarns in a parallel arrangement, and these yarns are fed into the knitting area simultaneously. Sufficient yarns to produce the final fabric width and length are on the beam. Knit or warp knitted with vertical wales on surface and more or less crosswise ribs on the back. It has a thin texture, made from very fine or single yarns. Glove silk is a double bar tricot (very run-resistant). Used in underwear, sportswear, bathing suits, gloves.

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