The weave known as stockinet is best of all, because goods thus made cling to the body and yet restrict its activity very little.
Bonde—A loosely woven fabric with a curly, hairy surface, usually made with a jersey or stockinet body.
The nightgowns should be made of soft cotton flannel or stockinet.
Another indication of this trend was that stockinet, a knitted material, was gaining in popularity at the end of the century.
stockinet—A plain, elastic texture made on a knitting frame, used for underwear, etc.
A tiny loop is left at each row in turning, as stockinet is a stretchy material.
stockinet is a good material for diapers; it is soft, warm, and pliable.