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Explanation: Since piqué is by definition knit, I don't see a need to repeat it but it isn't unusual for it to be written as "piqué knit." I only had one hit for 'warp-plated' knit[ting]. There were more hits for 'plated piqué." Since, according to the Lexique textile, this fabric is specifically warp-plated, I would use that expression, but ultimately, it is up to you.
vanisage nm – plaiting
vanisé adj – plated
maille vanisée – warp-plated stitch
Lexique textile de Pierre Hirsch
Vapor Pique™: (100% polyester micro fiber) It’s a state of the art ‘plated’- knit pique that was created for MOCEAN’s professional uniform shirts by knitting two different high quality polyester microfibres yarns together to create a fabric face and back…. http://www.mocean.net/glossary.asp
PIQUÉ: 1. A medium weight to heavyweight fabric with raised cords in the warp direction. 2. A double-knit fabric construction knit on multifeed circular machines.
PLATED: 1. A term to describe a fabric that is produced from two yarns of different colors, characters, or qualities, one of which appears on the face and the other on the back. 2. A term to describe a yarn covered by another yarn. http://www.ca-bc.com/zip_internacional/usedmach/education/p....
There are two broad categories of knit textiles: weft and warp. Weft knits are made by feeding yarn to all needles horizontally to construct a course. Weft knits can be produced on either a circular knit machine or a flat bed machine. ***In warp knitting, one yarn is used for each knitting needle. Each stitch in a course is made by a different yarn.***
Pique Fabric - The combination of knit and tuck stitches gives a small diamond appearance to the face of the fabric. It is the most popular fabric used in collar/placket shirts. http://www.alamacknits.com/knitting.htm
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