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stocking stitch

noun, Chiefly British.
stockinette (def 2). Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for stocking stitch

stocking stitch

a pattern of stitches in knitting consisting of alternate rows of plain and purl stitch
Word Origin
C19: so named because of its use in hosiery
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