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  • n. An elastic textile fabric imitating knitting, of which stockings, undergarments, etc., are made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An elastic textile fabric imitating knitting, of which stockings, under-garments, etc., are made.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An elastic knitted textile fabric, of which undergarments, etc., are made. Also spelled stockinget or stockingette, and also called jersey, jersey cloth, and elastic cloth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. knit used especially for infants' wear and undergarments


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  • This is called stockinet when you do it at home by hand, knitting alternating rows of knit and purl stitches.


  • The weave known as stockinet is best of all, because goods thus made cling to the body and yet restrict its activity very little.

    Study of Child Life

  • I've only fair isled once and the hat came out very tight where the colorwork was and way, way looser where there was only the solid color stockinet.

    easing up on things

  • In hand knitting you make ribs by alternating a fixed number of knit and purl stitches, creating alternating columns of stockinet and garter stitch.


  • Front side of hand-knitted sampler: From left to right, plain knitting or garter stitch, rib knit, and stockinet.


  • Reverse side of knitted sampler: From left to right, stockinet, rib knit, and plain knitting.


  • Close your studio door to all 'orders,' be they ever so tempting: if a fastidious world will have you make 'nude statues dressed in stockinet,' tell it to get behind you!

    The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Some day we will send our children with sweaters, leggings, stockinet caps, mittens, even in the cool days of spring and fall, to "open-air schools," and in the cool fresh air they will think better and work faster and make wonderful progress in both studies and appetites.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • The cotton stockinet (ready-made shaped diaper) is excellent, fitting smoothly at the waist, while it is large and baggy at the seat, thus permitting not only a comfortable feeling but the free use of the hips, without the bulkiness of the ordinary diaper.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • The nightgowns should be made of soft cotton flannel or stockinet.

    The Mother and Her Child


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