- 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
First recorded in 1775–85; earlier stocking-net
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Historical Examples of stockinette
Under the plaster, stockinette drawers are worn, and the bony prominences are padded with cotton wool.
Fold shoulders tog, having buttonholes overlap the stockinette st band.Juvenile Styles, Volume 4