Unlike jersey knit fabric, interlock knit fabric has a double knit pattern on both the front and the back. It is usually made from cotton, but it can also be made from other materials such as wool and silk. These fabrics are popular for a variety of applications, including underwear, hoodies, dresses, skirts, tops, and more.
The use of interlock knitted fabric is often due to its ability to keep the wearer warm, as well as its ability to provide a better thermal insulating property. Interlock knitted fabrics have a tendency to be looser than single-yarn knitted fabrics when under tension. In addition, the elasticity of interlock fabrics is often higher in the vertical direction than in the horizontal direction. This allows interlock fabric
to retain its shape more easily after being worn.
The use of natural fibers to produce interlock knit fabric results in the highest level of softness and breathability. Most commonly used natural fibers are cotton, silk, and rayon. Other natural fibers include wool, modal, and polyester. Interlock fabric is commonly blended with spandex for additional stretch. It is a good choice for sportswear, as it is comfortable, affordable, and durable.
Interlock knit fabric is produced by interlacing two rows of stitches with the help of a set of stainless steel needles. The fabric is then rolled and flattened, which gives it a smooth surface that will take prints nicely. It is also a good choice for t-shirts, dresses, and pajamas. It is also a good choice for underwear, because of its stretch and durability. It is also sometimes blended with lycra, which gives it additional stretch.
Compared to single-yarn knitted fabrics, interlock knitted fabrics have better elasticity and moisture absorption. They also provide good shape protection. They are also useful for technical protective textiles and underwear. They are also easy to work with and are able to retain their shape after repeated wear. They are available in a wide range of colors and materials, including cotton and wool. In addition, interlock knitted fabrics are also durable.
3D interlock fabric is produced on a double-plate circular knitting machine with cylinder needles perpendicular to the cap needles. This type of fabric has been developed to ensure that a certain amount of space is available for the weft and warp yarns to move freely. As a result, the amount of the weft yarns moving back and forth is restricted, which means that the pattern design of interlock fabric is limited. Interlock fabric is also available in different widths, which may vary according to the manufacturing process.