or dou·ble knit, dou·ble·knit

[duhb-uh l-nit, -nit]


a weft-knit fabric that consists of two single-knit fabrics intimately interlooped.
a garment made of such a fabric.

Origin of double-knit

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for double knit

double knit


  1. a knitted material made on two sets of needles that produce a double thickness joined with interlocking stitches
  2. (as modifier)a double-knit fabric
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