Fabric Type

Pique Knit Fabric

Pique Knit Fabric

Description:

Pique Knit fabric is in which interlock is knitted in the first and fourth courses, while the second and fifth courses are half-gauge jersey courses knitted on one side of the fabric, and the third and sixth courses are halfgauge jersey courses knitted on the other side.

Pique refers to the knitting style characterized by the raised parallel cords. Mainly knitted of cotton, pique knit fabric has accepted to be breathable, durable and easily cared for, as its dobby textured does not show sweat stains.

Usage:

Pique Knit fabric has raised fibers that form a ribbed-like texture that can form various diamond-like shapes. This characteristic feature gives the fabric more body, making it perfect for polo shirts, shirt dresses, knit skirts and more structured knit fashion apparel. Pique Knit Fabric is a staple fabric in the sportswear industry, which has long been regarded as the go-to fabric for polo shirts and dresses, tennis skirts and a variety of golfwear.

Fabric Type:

Pique Knit Fabric

Also Known As:

Lacoste Knit Fabric

Subcategories:

Double Pique Knit Fabric
Swiss Pique Knit Fabric
French Pique Knit Fabric
Belgian Pique Knit Fabric
Baby Pique Knit Fabric
Micropique Knit Fabric

Width:

140-220cm

Weight per m2:

120-250gr/m2

Minimum Order Quantity:

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

For Garments:

Polo Shirts
T-Shirts
Dresses
Shirts
Skirts

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
Rayon Blends
Recycled Cotton Polyester Blends

Possible Fabric Production Certifications:

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

Approximate Minimum Price:

5,50 USD/kg plain (Recycled Cotton Polyester Blend)
8,50 USD/kg Rotational printed (OE Cotton with maximum weight per m2)
9,00 USD/kg Digital printed (OE Cotton with maximum weight per m2)

Print Type Available:

Digital
Rotational

More About Pique Knit Fabrics:

Pique Knit Fabric is a double knit fabric made with a combination of knit and tuck stitches to create a mesh like appearance. It is often a cotton or cotton/polyester blend.

Pique Knit fabric is in which interlock is knitted in the first and fourth courses, while the second and fifth courses are half-gauge jersey courses knitted on one side of the fabric, and the third and sixth courses are halfgauge jersey courses knitted on the other side.

For Pique Knit Fabrics courses 2 and 3 are knitted on alternate needles, courses 5 and 6 are knitted on the intervening needles.

Pique Knit fabric shows stitches of seemingly normal length in one wale adjacent to long held stitches in the other wale as the needles of both sets are holding their loops either during one course or during three course.

Pique Knit fabric is a knit fabric with a similar texture is used in polo shirts.

Double pique knit fabrics

Generic name applied to a range of weft-knitted rib-based fabrics such as Swiss double pique knit fabric, French double pique knit fabric, Belgian double pique knit fabric etc. in which small hollows on the effect side known as pique knit fabric effect are obtained by a selection of knitted loops and floats.

  • Swiss double pique knit fabric
  • double pique knit fabric produced by knitting in the first and third course on all needles of the effect side of the fabric and on alternate and intervening needles of the reverse side; the second and fourth courses are halfgauge jersey courses knitted on the reverse side on the same needles that have knitted in the preceding course
  • In French double pique knit fabric, the half-gauge jersey courses are not knitted on the same needles that have knitted in the preceding course but on the intervening needles.
  • In Belgian double pique knit fabric, two half gauge jersey courses are knitted instead of one in a six-course repeat cycle.

Pique knit fabric seemed like an obvious choice as it is durable, flexible and breathes well. It is known for its geometric knit. If you look at it up close, it seems to form a "honeycomb" or "waffle" type of pattern.

As with double knit, double pique knit is a technique used to combine two types of threads. This is done for all kinds of reasons, sometimes it is to make a fabric stronger or to cut down costs by combining a lower quality material with a higher end one. It is also sometimes a design decision as combining textiles of different colours can create a singular effect.

Although pique knits in general are considered durable, the fibers used and tightness of the construction contribute to the extent of durability. Tighter knit construction causes fabric holes to be smaller than traditional pique, and may be called baby pique or micropique. This construction can add features such as snag resistance to a garment.

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