Fabric Type

Milano Knit Fabric

Milano (Milanese) Knit Fabric

Description:

Milano Knit Fabric is made from two sets of yarns knitted diagonally. The face of Milanese Knit Fabric has fine vertical rib, and reverse has diagonal structure. Milano Knit Fabric is lightweighted, drapey, has a smooth texture and is run-resistant.

Usage:

Milano Knit Fabric is the base of multicoloured Jacquards. Milano Knit Fabrics It is usually knitted coarse gauge and widely used for making sweaters, dresses, Milano Knit Fabric can be used for collars as well.

Fabric Type:

Milano (Milanese) Knit Fabric

Also Known As:

Warp Knit Fabric
Half Tubular Fabric
Half Milano Knit Fabric
Full Milano Knit Fabric
Punto Milano Fabric
Punto De Milano Fabric

Print Type Available:

Digital
Rotational

Width:

150-170cm

Weight per m2:

250-380gr/m2

Minimum Order Quantity:

400 kg per colour plain
500-700 kg per design Rotational Print
400 kg per design Digital Print

For Garments:

Collars
Coats
Cardigans
Pullovers
Sweaters
Vests
Dresses

Yarn Fiber Type:

%100 Organic Cotton (only combed)
Organic Cotton Blends
%100 BCI Cotton (only combed)
BCI Cotton Blends
%100 Cotton (OE, Carded or Combed)
Cotton Blends
Wool Blends
Acrylic Blends
Polyester Blends
Recycled Cotton Polyester Blends

Possible Fabric Production Certifications:

Oeko-Tex
BSCI
Sedex
Marks&Spencer
C&A
Inditex
Primark

Approximate Minimum Price:

6,00 USD/kg plain (recyled Cotton Polyester Blend)
8,50 USD/kg Rotational printed (OE Cotton Polyester Blend with maximum weight per m2)
8,00 USD/kg Digital printed (If Polyester would be on the face side with maximum weight per m2)

More About Milano Knit Fabrics:

Milano Knit Fabrics are a variant of Rib Knit with half Milano and full Milano variations. The fabric has specific patterns of knitting and misses.

Half Milano Knit Fabric Half Milano Knit Fabric is made of a repeat of one course of all knit on both needle beds and second course of all knit on front needles only. It has an unbalanced structure. Half Milano Knit Fabric is usually knitted coarse gauge and widely used for making sweaters. This fabric shows on one fabric side double the number of courses than on the other, has less elasticity than 1×1 rib fabric and has a tendency to curl towards that fabric side which shows fewer courses.

Full Milano Knit Fabric Full Milano Knit Fabric is made of a repeat of one course of all knit on both needle beds, the second course of all knit on front needles only and the third course of all knit on back needles only. Full Milano Knit Fabric is finely knitted fabric and has better coverage. It has greater dimensional stability than half Milano rib. It is widely used as suiting fabrics. This fabric shows on both fabric sides courses having small stitches that alternate with courses having somewhat bigger stitches whereby the top arcs of adjacent stitches are perfectly in line as in 1×1 rib fabric.

Punto Milano Knit Fabric
Description: Made from two sets of yarns knitted diagonally. Face has fine vertical rib, and reverse has diagonal structure.
Properties: Lightweight, drapey, smooth texture, extremely run-resistant.
Best use: Historically used for gloves and lingerie; makes lovely, soft blouses and eveningwear. May be a little difficult to find, but worth looking for.

  • No rolling tendency;
  • Both sides of the fabric have the same stitch appearance;
  • Very firm with characteristics closest to woven fabric;
  • Uneven, structured surface;
  • Low elasticity;
  • Good dimensional stabilit;
  • Used for collars;
  • Thicker than Single Jersey.

Half Milano

  • No rolling tendency;
  • The two sides of the fabric have different stitch appearance – one side has smaller, more compact stitches and the other side has longer, stretched stitches;
  • Low elasticity;
  • Good dimensional stability;
  • Base of multicoloured Jacquards;
  • Thicker than Single Jersey;
  • Also called Half Tubular.

Garments made from Milano knit fabrics are usually close-fitting and therefore use a pattern designed for knits. with the unique Milano stitch. For those unfamiliar, a Milano Stitch is an artisanal process which requires a slower knitting process, creating a dense and compact structure to the garment at hand.

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