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20:17 Oct 28, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / clothing catalogue
French term or phrase: empiècement en cotes 1X1
This is in a description of a jacket in a clothing catalogue. The full sentence is as follows:

"1 fausse poche poitrine avec empiècement en cotes 1X1"

I know that an "empiècement" is a "yoke" or "overlay" in some contexts - is that correct for a jacket, and what does the "cotes 1x1" refer to?

Martin Hemmings, MITI
United Kingdom
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Summary of answers provided
51x1 ribbing
41x1 encroaching/overlay rib
A Boukheit
3yoke (or insert) in 1x1 rib [knit]
Claire Chapman
3 -2one inch by one inch



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1x1 ribbing

This has nothing to do with measurements. It's standard ribbing i.e. 1 plain, 1 purl. Knitters will know what I'm talking about! (Anybody remember the days of knitting socks at school?!!!)If you're not a knitter, it produces the standard rib that you have round the bottom and cuffs of jumpers, cardigans etc. Check out the wikipedia reference for further info.

Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-28 21:44:48 GMT)

The whole phrase would be "a 1x1 ribbed inset" - see:


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbing_(knitting)
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neutral  Claire Chapman: I guess that you didn't see mine when you entered your answer.//Snap :-)
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  -> Sorry, Claire. We seem to have both posted at the same time.
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yoke (or insert) in 1x1 rib [knit]

Peached finish. Water and stain repellent. Forward shoulders. Two front welt pockets with dyed to match zipper. Encased covered elastic cuff and bottom hem. Action back consist of a **1x1 rib insert** underneath top self-fabric flap. Two-needle stitching on armholes, shoulders and back seams. Concealed 8" side zipper for wearing ease. 210 taffeta lining. 100% antip-pill acrylic trim on v-neck. 3.7 oz. 80% polyester/20% nylon.

Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-28 21:56:40 GMT)

It really should be “côte” but as shown here, it isn’t unusual to see it without the accent mark. As shown in this reference, "côte" can also refer to a fine, pincord, ribbed corduroy. However, I've never seen corduroy referred to as 1x1.

cote de coton > coton rib

empiècement > trim/overlay
Alternatives: inset/overlay
inlay, insert or panel

Claire Chapman
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1x1 encroaching/overlay rib


A Boukheit
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one inch by one inch

1 x 1" . The inch mark - " is still know to us oldies despite metrication eons ago

Note added at 11 hrs (2007-10-29 07:26:05 GMT)

Thanks for the info. And ACOZ, yes I do remember making socks and even a polo-neck jumper!

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Notes to answerer
Asker: Tony is correct - the " is not part of the original text - just a quote mark.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Tony M: I think you'll find that the " is just the closing quote (and as a symbol, it is very rarely used in FR); if 1×1 is indeed a dimension, then if units are unspecified, I'd expect it to be cm in a FR doc.
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disagree  xxxACOZ: Nothing to do with measurements - see below.
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