Also, stockinet. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc.
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.
1775–85; earlier stocking-net