- Also stock·i·net. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc.
- Also called stockinette stitch. a knitting pattern made by alternating single rows of knit stitches and of purl stitches in such a way that all the knit stitches show on one side of the fabric and all the purl stitches on the other.
Origin of stockinette
Examples from the Web for stockinet
Historical Examples of stockinet
The nightgowns should be made of soft cotton flannel or stockinet.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Stockinet is a good material for diapers; it is soft, warm, and pliable.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
Bonde—A loosely woven fabric with a curly, hairy surface, usually made with a jersey or stockinet body.
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.Clothing and Health
- a machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc