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Date: 7/24/13 7:30 AM

Hi Everyone,
Can anyone explain to me what is the difference between doubleknit and ponte knit?

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Date: 7/24/13 12:34 PM

Good question, I will be watching for an answer.

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Date: 7/24/13 1:36 PM

From what I understand...double knit originated in Italy and Ponte is the Italian word for this type of fabric...Ponte in Italian means bridge...referring to the double knit stitches forming a bridge to each other.

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Date: 7/24/13 4:02 PM

From what I've seen, double knits seem to be more "stable"... less stretch. Like you could make a tailored suit (pants and blazer) from a double knit and it could still have a polished look to it. I hope this helps!
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Date: 7/24/13 4:17 PM

Here is a good source for ponte roma knit and they are having a sale!!

http://stylishfabric.com

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Date: 7/24/13 4:43 PM

I took this from a textile handbook.

DOUBLE KNIT fabrics are weft knits produced by machines with
two sets of needles and additional sets of yarns. Double knits are variations of the rib stitch, so they may look similar on both sides of the fabric.

A common type of double knit is the interlock. This is a rib
knit made with a double set of yarns giving a smooth surface
on both sides

There are many variations of double knit structures including pique, Ponte di Roma, blister stitch, crepe stitch, and
jacquard or pattern

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Date: 7/24/13 4:54 PM

Here a little info:

About Knitwear ehow

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Date: 7/25/13 10:17 AM

That was a very interesting and informative article on knits, thanks for posting the link.

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Date: 7/26/13 6:43 AM

Thanks everyone for taking the time to clarify this for me. I guess ponte knit is a type of double knit and double knit is the technique of how the fabric is made.

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Date: 7/26/13 3:04 PM

This was posted on my Facebook page today. Looks like they saw your question

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