(of a fabric) made by flat knitting.
Origin of flat-knit
First recorded in 1955–60
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.
Origin of plain knit
First recorded in 1965–70
Also called flat knit.
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