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A soft, elastic, machine-knitted fabric often used in underwear, bandages, and infants' wear. Stockinette fabrics are generally prepared with a plain stitch from Wool, Cotton, or synthetic fibers. The fabric may be made in tubular or flat forms.

Synonyms and Related Terms

stocking net; stockinet


  • Internal supports/pillows
  • Exhibit forms
  • Mannequins

Resources and Citations

  • Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997 Comment: also spelled stockinet

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