stockinet

stockinette

[stok-uh-net]
noun
1.
Also, stockinet. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc.
2.
Also called stockinette stitch. a knitting pattern made by alternating single rows of knit stitches and of purl stitches in such a way that all the knit stitches show on one side of the fabric and all the purl stitches on the other.

Origin:
1775–85; earlier stocking-net

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stockinet (ˌstɒkɪˈnɛt)
 
n
a machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc
 
[C19: perhaps changed from earlier stocking-net]

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