Rib knit: Made with any type of Rayon Fabric fiber, rib knits to do not always incorporate or depend on synthetic materials to achieve stretch.

The stretch is created by the way the fibers are knitted.

The stretch is 100% on the crosswise grain, creating a versatile finishing fabric for necklines, waistbands, cuffs, arholes, and hemlines.

The edges of rib knits do not curl so these fabrics are highly favored for use on edges of garments.

Swimsuit: Swimsuit knits are usually made of a nylon-spandex blend, but the stretch will vary depending on the percentage of spandex integrated with the nylon.

This fabric has more stretch on the lengthwise grain.

Action knit: These knits are somewhat similar to cotton Lycra, providing more give and stretch.

They are typically used as to make sports apparel, such as biker shorts, running pants, sports bras, and workout tops.

Action knits are a blend of nylon, cotton, polyester with spandex or latex added for flexibility.

Most sports brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok have developed their own versions of action knit to be used in their apparel.

Practice Sewing with Knits

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