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What is "Interlock" - Definition & Explanation

A special type of eight-lock knit cloth. The stitch variation of the rib stitch, which generally resembles a double 1 x 1 ribbed fabric that is interknitted with crossed sinker wales. Plain (double knit) interlock stitch fabrics are thicker, heavier, and more stable than single knit constructions. The fabric has a smooth surface on both sides, and possesses good wearing qualities.
A double face knit fabric with 1x1 rib on each side. Usually firm and closely knit.
The stitch variation of the rib stitch, which resembles two separate 1 x 1 ribbed fabrics that are interknitted. Plain (double knit) interlock stitch fabrics are thicker, heavier, and more stable than single knit constructions.
A plain-stitched knit fabric which looks the same on both sides. Often used for T-shirts and golf shirts.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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