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Tricot Knit Fabric

Fairlane offers the versatile tricot knit fabric in a variety of types in 18, 24, 32 and 36 gauges and 2 and 3 bar material. The primary advantages over woven or circular knit products include wide working widths, cost effectiveness and difficulty to unravel or run. The forms and functions of tricots are so varied that one can scarcely tell the two different constructions were actually made on the same machine.

Tricot meshes are used in safety wear or bags. Tricot tulles are used in composite structures and crinoline dresses. Tricot satins are used in intimate apparel, costumes or cap and gown. Tricot jersey is used in linings or lingerie. Brushed tricots are used for pocketing or lining. Lightweight mono filament tricots are used in interlinings or fusibles. Tricots are used in athletic wear mesh jerseys or dazzle shorts. Fairlane provides the following types of tricot knit fabric:
  • Jersey
  • Stabilized
  • Marquisette
  • Satin
  • Meshes
  • Net
  • Novelty
  • Eyelets
  • Brushed
  • Military Spec
  • Monofilament (15 denier, 20 denier, 30 denier)

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Tricot Knit Fabric Capabilities

Jersey Knit

Width stretch, drape and hand characterized the jersey tricot. It’s thin but very strong. Depending on the luster of the yarn, it may appear very bright or dull (matte). Nylon jerseys are used in intimate apparel: panties, bras, slips, lingerie. They are also good in linings, backings and substrates.

Stabilized Tricot Fabric

Stabilized tricots are engineered to minimize the width and length stretch inherent in knit products. This category substitutes for woven products wherever a low cost solution is needed. In automated sewing, where stretch can change the spacing of sewn-in components, stabilized tricots fill the need. When cut into bands as in binding, they have just enough stretch to encompass the raw edge of finished fabrics and it will not unravel. Stabilized tricots will work where fabric needs to lay flat, where fabric should not neck-in and where fabric that does stretch needs a limiting co-laminate.

Marquisette Knit Fabric

The marquisette pattern is somewhat like a square-holed window pane pattern. While it may appear to be an interlacing of yarn ends, it is actually a knitted structure which unlike its woven counterparts, will not unravel without great effort. Depending on the construction, marquisettes may be very open or very dense.

Satin Tricot Knit Fabric

Like its woven counterpart, satin tricots have an exceptionally smooth surface and if bright yarns are used, have a brilliantly lustrous shine. Unlike its woven counterparts, it will not unravel and it is available in widths up to 120”

Mesh Knit

Pattern atlas tricots are a category which includes all the eyelet patterns you might see in athletic-wear or intimate apparel. There are also meshes for flags and banners which do not unravel and are resistant to wind tear.

Net Knit Fabric

The net category of tricot comprise a very wide array of ‘mostly hole’ fabrics of sizes and shapes varying from very tiny to quite large; round to square to hex. Almost any kind of net can be made on a tricot and can be made wide up to 220”

Novelty Fabric

Novelty patterns can be integrated into a tricot base such as florals, dots, stripes, fleur-de-lis, etc.

Eyelet Knit

Eyelets are a novelty pattern which include double or single hole eyelets. The fabric is mostly fabric but has what appear to be perforations throughout.

Brushed Tricot

Brushed tricot is a tricot where the surface has been mechanically brushed and individual filaments have been randomly raised to impart a sift hand.

Military Spec

If you are a military contractor, tricots may be a part of your supply chain. We are experienced in meeting the rigorous standards of the military. We have testing and certification available to the military contractor.


Monofilament fabrics are produced from the finest yarns on earth. These fabrics are soft, thin, sheer and can be constructed to perform well in many end uses.

Industries Served

Intimate Apparel: bras, panties, lingerie
Medical Products
Industrial Products
Safety Products
Composite Structures
Sign, Flag and Banner

Knit Fabric Information

Tricot Material

18, 24, 32 and 36 gauge

2 and 3 bar

Fibers Used

  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Cotton
  • Rayon
  • PLA
  • Carbon
  • Specialty Yarns Used

  • Solution Dyed Colors
  • Fluorescent
  • Anti Microbial
  • Flame Retardent
  • Recycled
  • Yarn Sizes

  • 15/1 Nylon
  • 20/1 Poly
  • 20/12 Poly
  • 40 Poly
  • 50 Poly
  • 70 Poly
  • 150 Poly
  • Post-Finishing Processes


    Fabric Standards

    Nafta Certified Fabrics
    Cafta Certified Fabrics
    Made in U.S.A. Fabrics
    Military Spec
    CFR 1610
    NFPA 701
    Cal. Prop 65

    Customer Resources


    Fabric Link/Fabric Dictionary
    Industrial Fabric Association
    Textile World
    Consumer Products Safety Commission
    Underfashion Club

    Fabric Engineering Guide

    Fiber Content

    Nylon, Polyester, Cotton, Rayon, PLA, Acetate, Carbon, Nomex

    Yarn Type

    Filament Yarns: Filament yarns are yarns produced through the extrusion process. The filament is continuous from beginning to end. There is no 'hairiness' to the product made from filament yarns unless it is intentionally applied post finishing.

    Spun Yarns: Spun yarns are produced from short pieces of yarn and spun into a single strand. Upon examination the spun yard reveals the ends of the short pieces sticking up.

    Yarn Size

    Yarn size is the single largest determining factor in weight and opacity of fabric. Our fabrics run in the range of 15 denier to 150 denier.

    Yarn Luster

    Yarn may be bright, dull or semi dull, usually dependent on the customer's aesthetic requirements.

    Filament Count

    Filament count effects the hand of the finished fabric; the higher the count, the softer the hand. Filament count also effects the appearance of the finished fabric with lower filament counts effecting a leaner appearance.

    Yarn Color

    Yarns can be dyed by the manufacturer prior to fabric formation thereby achieving high colorfastness and color consistency from lot to lot.

    Specialty Yarn Properties

    Flame Retardency, Moisture Management, Recycled, Stretch, Anti Microbial, Anti Static

    Fabric Width

    Warp knit fabrics of our manufacture have the distinct advantage of being delivered to the customer in widths from as low as 1/4" to 220". In order to achieve widths of less than 36", our fabrics generally require a post production slitting process.

    Fabric Weight

    Fabric weight is the single largest determining factor in performance and cost. Fabric weights produced on our equipment can range from .45 ounces per square yard to 8.5 ounces per square yard.

    Fabric Coloration

    Fabrics may be dyed after they are manufactured into virtually any color or they may be left in their natural state. Colors can be submitted for matching by the customer on other fabrics, other products or Pantone number. We have a wide variety of colors in our archives from which customers can choose. In some cases, solution dyed yarns can be used instead of fabric finishing to achieve extremely consistent color matching from lot to lot or very high color fastness.


    The fundamental principle of yarns used in manufacturing our product line is that in order to change the permanent shape of our fabrics, heat must be applied in excess of heat previously applied. Low heats during fabric processing will allow low heats used by customers to change the shape of the fabric. Fabrics can be permanently molded into shape by the customer through the application of heat in excess of our processing temperatures. Processing temperatures can be dictated by customer needs.

    Surface Treatment

    Fabrics can be printed for appearance, embossed for texture and appearance, brushed for softness.

    Finish and Hand

    Finishing additives can be used to achieve hands from very soft to very firm for a variety of end uses. Finishes may be water soluble or not.

    Finishing Additives

    Additives can be specified in our finishing processes to achieve: Flame Retardency, Anti Static, Anti Microbial, Wicking/Moisture Management

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