Difference between Knitted & Woven Fabrics

Fabrics is a flexible material that consists of a network of natural or artificial yarns. Fabrics are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting or felting. Weaving is a textile production method which involves interlacing of a set of long threads.


Knitted Fabrics

Knitted fabric

Knitted fabric is produced by interlooping sets of yarn. Knitted fabric is mostly made up of single color yarn, but there's also made out of multiple colours. Knitted fabric is flexible and can be used to make small pieces of clothings such as socks, hats, t-shirts, polos, leggings and more! 


Woven Fabrics

Woven fabric

Woven fabric made from looms and threads interlaced from one angle to another. Woven fabrics are often used for sewing and their edges need to be finished properly, since they unravel easily. Shirt, trousers and jeans can be made up of woven fabric as it is thicker than the knitted ones.




If you are a fashion designer, you would be able to easily tell the difference between woven and knit fabric. However, it is not that easy to notify the difference between the two.


Knitted products is made as a cool and breathable fabric, while woven is thicker and wind resistant. Because of being produced using one single yarn, knit fabric has less labor cost of manufacturing, as compared to woven fabric. Knitted fabric is wrinkle resistant and woven fabric holds creases well.


You can also differentiate them based on :

 Woven Knit
Interlaced Weaving Method Interloped
Criss-cross Look Braided
Non-Stretchable Stretch Stretchable
Easily wrinkled Wrinkle Shape retained


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