Single Jersey structure and its characteristics | Texhour

Like a plain weave for a woven fabric, Single Jersey is the simplest form of knitted fabric. It is a straightforward construction using only knit stitches on the face of the fabric. The crown of the loop will be towards the back of the fabric, and only the two legs will be visible in the form of a ‘V’

Single Jersey structure and its characteristics | Texhour
Single Jersey structure and its characteristics

 

Structure of Single Jersey

Like a plain weave for a woven fabric, Single Jersey is the simplest form of knitted fabric. It is a straightforward construction using only knit stitches on the face of the fabric.

The crown of the loop will be towards the back of the fabric, and only the two legs will be visible in the form of a ‘V’. 

 

Characteristics of Jersey Fabric:

• Single jersey typically has approximately twice the stretch in the width direction compared to the length direction.

• Cut fabrics will unravel from both ends very easily.

• Fabric thickness is approximately two‐yarn diameters.

• Jersey fabrics will curl at the edges. The sides will curl to the back, while the top and bottom edges will curl to the face.

• If a yarn is broken in a plain jersey fabric, a run will form vertically as the broken loop drops the loops below and above it.

• The plain jersey knit produces a relatively light-weight fabric and has a very high rate of production.