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A rib knit is produced using a style of knitting pattern which yields a distinct vertically ridged pattern known as ribbing. A 1x1 Rib knit is created when the rows of the "knit" and "purl" stitch are identical.

A zipper with two zipper pulls so the garment can be unzipped from either direction.

A rib knit is produced using a style of knitting pattern which yields a distinct vertically ridged pattern known as ribbing. A 2x1 Rib knit is created when there are two rows a "knit" stitch and one row of a "purl" stitch.
See Double-Needle Stitching
A finish commonly used on a sleeve or bottom hem that uses four needles to create parallel rows of visible stitching, giving the garment a cleaner, more finished look, as well as adding
50-percent cotton/50-percent polyester fabric; also referred to as "poly/cotton".

Apparel Glossary: A

A spinning technology which spins a single type of yarn or with a blend of filament yarns which provide for a virtually "pill free" fabric

A one-piece placket that's hidden after being sewn. This process utilizes the existing fabric for the outside placket face.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is an organization that promotes standards for industry and government. Most often refers to safety colors.
A finish or treatment that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
A term used for a garment that is able to resist, either naturally or chemically, the effects of microbial secretions put off by the human body, resisting odor and increasing garment life.
A treatment applied to the fabric primarily to resist the formation of little balls on the fabricís surface due to abrasion during wear. See Pilling.

Apparel Glossary: B

A knitting method that creates a fine, small textured surface that appears similar to a very small waffle weave. Also see Pique Knit.

A piece of fabric that connects the back of a garment to the shoulders. This allows the garment to lay flat and drape nicely.

A type of collar made of the same material as the shirt. The two basic kinds of this collar are the simulated, made of two pieces, or the true, made of four pieces.
A specialized sewing stitch designed to provide immense tensile strength to a seam. Commonly used at stress points.
A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads are woven side by side to resemble a "basket" look. Fabrics have a loose construction and loose appearance.

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