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plain knit

the simplest knitted construction, consisting of vertical ribs visible on the front of the fabric and horizontal rows of stitches visible on the back, used in the production of hosiery and jersey fabrics.
Also called flat knit.
Origin of plain knit
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • plain knit thirty rows, slipping the first stitch of every row.

    My Knitting Book Miss Lambert

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