Woven Garments

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Purling - Structure - Courses and Wales
... be stretched easily in different directions, which gives knitting much more elasticity than woven fabrics depending on the yarn and knitting pattern, knitted garments can ... For this reason, knitting was initially developed for garments that must be elastic or stretch in response to the wearer's motions, such as socks and hosiery ... For comparison, woven garments stretch mainly along one direction (the bias) and are not very elastic, unless they are woven from stretchable material such as spandex ...

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