plain knit

the simplest knitted construction, consisting of vertical ribs visible on the front of the fabric and horizontal rows of stitches visible on the back, used in the production of hosiery and jersey fabrics.
Also called flat knit.

1965–70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It is made from cellular rubber which has been backed on one side with a uniformly dyed plain knit fabric.
The textiles of seven of the eight samples are of a plain knit fabric.
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