Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fabric of the week: Terry knit

This week’s fabric is one that is great for summer casual wear...and was often used for this in the 1970s and 80s.

Terry knit  
A plain stitch knit fabric with a set of yarns pulled out on the technical back to form loops, as in woven terry cloth. Unlike woven terry, the loops are only on one side, and the fabric stretches. 
Terry knit is usually made of cotton and cotton blends, also manufactured fibers. It probably was originally made of silk. 
Uses: Sportswear, loungewear, sleepwear, children’s clothing 
See also:
Terry cloth
Velour knit
Terry knit
©Vintage Fashion Guild - Text by Margaret Wilds/denisebrain,  photo by Hoyt Carter 
A vintage classic for this fabric: 1970s unused terry knit romper currently in my Etsy store


Dina@VintageAdvantage said...

Haha, I really like this one!! Terry knit totally brings me back to my late 70's/early 80's childhood. Love it :-)

denisebrain said...

I know, doesn’t it? A real blast from the past!

Louise Kolbeinsen said...

My mother had that same outfit- except in aqua- brings back such wonderful memories of my late mother. I loved this outfit on her as a child. Thanks again Maggie for making me smile- oh the power of vintage clothing!

Estela J. Rowe said...

That dress is so cute!