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Explore Rib Knit Fabric

Rib knit fabric is a versatile textile known for its distinctive vertical ridges and excellent stretchability. It offers a unique combination of texture and flexibility.

  • Weight per ㎡
    • 110-550gsm
  • Width
    • 110-180cm
  • Minimum Order Quantity
    • 300 kg per colour
  • Fabric Type
    • Rib 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
    • Ribbed Jersey Fabric, 
    • Ribbed Stretch Fabric,  
    • Rib Texture Knit Fabric, 
    • Vertical Rib Fabric, 
    • 1x1 Rib Fabrics, 
    • 2x1 Rib Fabrics, 
    • Tubular Knit Fabric, 
    • Ribbing Fabric, 
    • Ribana Fabric, 
    • 2x2 Rib Fabrics, 
    • 4x4 Rib Fabrics
  • Yarn Fiber Type
    • 100% Cotton, 
    • 100% Polyester, 
    • 100% Viscose, 
    • 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
    • Skirt, 
    • Sportswear, 
    • T-shirts, 
    • Outerwear, 
    • Sportswear, 
    • Sweatshirt, 
    • Coats, 
    • Scarves, 
    • Gloves, 
    • Hoodies, 
    • Blankets, 
    • Track suit buttoms, 
    • Kidswear, 
    • Track suits, 
    • Cardigans, 
    • Pullovers, 
    • Sweaters, 
    • Vests, 
    • Jackets, 
    • Dresses, 
    • Cuffs, 
    • Sleeves

Our Rib Knit Fabric Materials

Discover our exceptional range of knit fabrics, perfect for quality and style. For custom options, feel free to contact us.

  • 400gsm 55%Cotton 45%Polyester Bonded Rib Knit Fabric 185cm KF2080

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 55% cotton 45% polyester

    Weight: 400gsm

    Width: 185cm

  • 400gsm 5%Wool 31%Modal 58%Polyester 6%Spandex Elastane Rib Knit Fabric 155cm LW26010

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 5% wool 31% modal 58% polyester 6% spandex

    Weight: 400gsm

    Width: 155cm

  • 380gsm 35%Cotton 59%Polyester 6%Spandex Elastane Rib Knit Fabric 175cm KF1988

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 35% cotton 59% polyester 6% spandex

    Weight: 380gsm

    Width: 175cm

  • 340gsm 95%Polyester 5%Spandex Elastane Rib Knit Fabric 175cm KF972

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 95% polyester 5% spandex

    Weight: 340gsm

    Width: 175cm

  • 330gsm 92.6%Cotton 7.4%Polyester Rib Knit Fabric 165cm LW26011

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 92.6% cotton 7.4% polyester

    Weight: 330gsm

    Width: 165cm

  • 320gsm 52%Polyester 32%Cotton 6%Spandex Elastane Rib Knit Fabric 125cm LW2225

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 52% polyester 32% cotton 6% spandex

    Weight: 320gsm

    Width: 125cm

  • 310gsm 96%Cotton 4%Spandex Elastane Pit Strip Rib Knit Fabric 175cm KF1316G

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 96% cotton 4% spandex

    Weight: 310gsm

    Width: 175cm

  • 310gsm 95%Cotton 5%Spandex Elastane Rib Knit Fabric 135cm LW26020

    Rib Knit Fabric

    Material: 95% cotton 5% spandex

    Weight: 310gsm

    Width: 135cm


The Elastic Magic of Rib Knit Fabric

Rib knit fabric is characterized by its raised vertical lines (ribs) alternating with recessed horizontal lines. These ribs contribute to the fabric's elasticity and allow it to stretch and recover while maintaining its shape.

A Closer Look Into Rib Knit Fabric

Rib knit fabric is created using a specialized knitting technique known as ribbing. This technique involves using alternating sets of needles to create raised and lowered rows of stitches. The interplay of raised and recessed stitches forms the fabric's ribbed pattern.

Rib knit fabric can be composed of a wide range of fibers, both natural and synthetic. Commonly used fibers include cotton, wool, polyester, and blends of these materials. The choice of fiber affects the fabric's characteristics, such as texture, drape, and stretch.

Properties of the Rib Knit Fabric

  • Stretch and Flexibility: Rib knit fabric is known for its excellent stretch and recovery, making it ideal for form-fitting garments.
  • Texture: The vertical ribs create a textured appearance that adds visual interest and depth to the fabric.
  • Drapability: Depending on the fiber composition, rib knit fabric can have varying degrees of drape, making it suitable for different garment styles.
  • Durability: The structure of rib knit fabric contributes to its durability and resistance to wear, allowing for longer-lasting clothing items.

Apparel Applications of Rib knit

Rib knit fabric's stretch and texture make it suitable for a range of clothing and accessories, including:

  • T-shirts and Tops

    Rib knit is often used to create form-fitting and comfortable T-shirts and tank tops.

  • Sweaters and Cardigans

    Rib knit sweaters offer a stylish and cozy option for cooler weather.

  • Dresses

    Rib knit dresses can combine comfort and elegance, accentuating the body's curves.

  • Activewear

    The fabric's stretch and flexibility make it popular for athletic wear, such as leggings and yoga pants.

Knitting Process of Rib Knit

  • Yarn Feeding: Two sets of yarn are fed into a knitting machine, with one set intended for the raised ribs and the other for the recessed sections.
  • Knitting: The machine alternates between the two sets of yarn, creating raised and recessed rows of stitches.
  • Rib Formation: The raised stitches form the ribs, while the recessed stitches create the valleys between them.
  • Finished Fabric: Once the knitting is complete, the fabric is removed from the machine and may undergo additional processes like dyeing, finishing, or cutting to create the final product.

Balanced Comfort with Rib Knit Fabric

Rib knit fabric offers a balance of texture and stretch. It’s a great choice for various clothing styles. Its distinctive ribbed pattern adds visual interest, while its flexibility and comfort ensure a snug and flattering fit. 

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