Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An elastic knitted fabric used especially in making undergarments, bandages, and babies' clothes.

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  • n. variant of stockinet

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

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

Etymologies

Alteration ofstocking net.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I continued this k1, p1 for another half-inch before switching to plain stockinette for the foot.

    Laetare Sunday

  • Change to [larger] needles and continue in stockinette st.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Or, I can't tell from the photo, but it may be done in stockinette -- knits all on one side purls on the other.

    Little wings, beaded seas

  • I made all panels in stockinette stitch, and I used a different lace edging for it, and mine isn't quite as lacy as Meg Swansen's in the book.

    February 2005

  • The arms and legs are also knitted flat in stockinette stitch, taking advantage of stst's tendency to curl in on itself.

    October 2005

  • With size 10 needles, cast on 8 stitches, knit in stockinette stitch for however long you want your lei to be.

    May 2004

  • I'm still knitting a square from the center out, but the center is going to be plain stockinette (see note above about needing to knit quickly).

    November 2004

  • Guernsey describes a type of sweater, and jersey is sometimes used to describe a sweater and is also another term for stockinette stitch.

    A Passion for Knitting

  • Once you know how to do both the knit and purl stitch, you can create a new fabric called stockinette stitch also sometimes known as jersey or stocking stitch.

    A Passion for Knitting

  • If you want to give the BSJ another try, there's a stockinette version that was posted in 2007 and was still there last night:

    Jean's Knitting

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