A run-resistant warp-knit fabric. Tricot knitting was developed in England in 1775 by Crane. It is now the most common type of warp-knit fabric. It is made from synthetic (nylon, acetate, polyester, rayon, etc. ) and occasionally natural (wool, silk) fibers. Tricot knits are soft with good crease resistant and elasticity. They are used for clothing and lingerie.
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M. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt Reinhold & Winston, Fort Worth, 1986.