Interlock fabric | Texhour

Interlock fabric has two rows of stitches, one directly behind the other. The resulting fabric, therefore, appears to comprise two layers, which is why it is sometimes categorized as a double-knit fabric. The two layers of interlock, however, can’t actually be separated.

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Interlock fabric

 

Interlock fabric

• Interlock fabric has two rows of stitches, one directly behind the other.

• The resulting fabric, therefore, appears to comprise two layers, which is why it is sometimes categorized as a double-knit fabric. (The two layers of interlock, however, can’t actually be separated).

• Interlock fabric is produced by formation and interlinking of loops by the action of two knitting needles – the cylinder needle and dial needle.

 

interlock fabric

 

• If both cylinder and dial needles knit a series of jersey stitches, then the resulting fabric is a double jersey fabric.

• The cylinder needle can be programmed to knit a rib pattern while the dial needle knits a jersey structure – and a flat back rib results.

• Generally, the interlock is manufactured by using combed cotton yarn or poly filament yarn. In case of cotton, 30 to 50s combed count is used and in case of polyester 80 to160 denier filament yarn is used.

• Interlock is thicker than jersey, and both sides of the fabric are smooth. Double jersey is more stable than jersey and doesn’t curl at the edges. It is good for printing.

• Interlock fabric is mainly manufactured on 18 to 30 gauge machines. Interlock knitted fabric is used for making undergarments, sportswear, children wear and babies outerwear.