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Explore Purl Knit Fabric

Purl knit fabric is a textured textile known for its distinct raised pattern and soft, insulating properties. It offers a charming look and a warm embrace.

  • Weight per ㎡
    • 130-400gsm
  • Width
    • 160-180cm
  • Minimum Order Quantity
    • 300 kg per colour
  • Fabric Type
    • Purl Knit Fabric
  • Possible Fabric Production Certifications
    • Oeko-Tex, 
    • GRS
  • Sample
    • A4 Size Sample Available
  • Lab Dip Lead Time
    • 3-7days
  • PP Sample Lead Time
    • 15days
  • Bulk Lead Time
    • 25-45days
  • Also Known As
    • Sweater Knit Fabric
  • Yarn Fiber Type
    • 100% Cotton, 
    • 100% Polyester, 
    • 100% Viscose, 
    • Nylon Rayon Blends, 
    • Cotton Polyester Blends, 
    • Cotton Acrylic Blends, 
    • Cotton Viscose Acrylic Blends, 
    • Acetate Lyocell Cotton Blends, 
    • Modal Viscose Polyester Blends, 
    • Viscose Acrylic Spun silk Polyester Blends, 
    • Bamboo Cotton Blends, 
    • Lyocell Wool Blends, 
    • Cotton Rayon Blends
  • For Garments
    • Childrenswear, 
    • Cardigans, 
    • Pullovers, 
    • Sweaters

The Textured Comfort of Purl Knit Fabric

Purl knit fabric, also known as reverse stitch knit fabric, is characterized by its raised, textured surface on one side, resembling small bumps or loops. This textured pattern is created by alternating knit and purl stitches in the knitting process.

A Closer Look at Purl Knit Fabric

Purl knit fabric is manufactured using a knitting technique that involves the alternation of knit and purl stitches. The purl stitches create the textured pattern on one side of the fabric, while the knit stitches form the smoother surface on the other side.

Purl knit fabric can be composed of various fibers, both natural and synthetic. Commonly used fibers include wool, acrylic, cotton, and blends of these materials. The choice of fiber affects the fabric's warmth, softness, and texture.

Properties of the Fabric

  • Texture: Purl knit fabric's raised pattern adds texture and visual interest to garments, giving them a unique and cozy appearance.
  • Warmth: The textured pattern traps air, providing insulation and warmth, making it suitable for cooler temperatures.
  • Softness: Depending on the fiber composition, purl knit fabric can offer a soft and comfortable feel against the skin.
  • Stretch and Flexibility: Purl knit fabric retains stretch and flexibility, providing ease of movement.

Purl Knit Fabric's Applications

Purl knit fabric's texture and warmth make it suitable for a variety of cozy and stylish apparel, including:

  • Sweaters and Cardigans

    Purl knit sweaters and cardigans offer a textured and warm layer for cooler weather.

  • Scarves and Beanies

    Purl knit scarves and beanies provide a cozy accessory for both casual and outdoor wear.

  • Dresses and Skirts

    Purl knit fabric dresses and skirts create a comfortable and textured look.

  • Blankets and Throws

    The fabric is used for blankets and throws, adding warmth and texture to home textiles.

  • Accessories

    Purl knit fabric can be used for gloves, mittens, and other accessories, offering both style and comfort.

Knitting Process

  • Yarn Feeding: Yarn is fed into a knitting machine, and needles are set up to alternate between knit and purl stitches.
  • Knitting: The machine creates the fabric by alternating between knitting and purling stitches, creating the textured pattern on one side.
  • Purl Pattern Formation: The purl stitches create the raised bumps or loops on the fabric's surface.
  • Finishing: The fabric may undergo additional processes like dyeing, blocking, and softening to enhance its appearance and texture.

Cozy Comfort with Purl Knit Fabric

Purl knit fabric adds a touch of texture and warmth to various apparel and accessories. Its cozy and textured appearance makes it a favored choice for creating comfortable and stylish garments that provide both visual interest and comfort. 

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