Difference between Single Jersey Fabric and Double Jersey Fabric

By | February 11, 2018

Difference between Single Jersey and Double Jersey Fabric 

Judy S. Bostick
Fabric Technologist
Dallas, TX, USA.
Email: Judys.bostick@gmail.com

Single Jersey Fabric:

Single jersey is weft knitted fabric which is formed by one set of needles. Single jersey is the mostly used for making T-shirts in textile.  In single jersey face side and back side appearance is different. This fabric is much warm, flexible, stretchy, and wear to comfort therefore get popularity.

Double Jersey Fabric:

Double jersey is weft knitted fabric which is formed by two sets of needles. Double jersey fabric is almost similar to the single jersey fabric but in double jersey face and back side appearance is same.

Knitted Fabric Sample

Difference between Single Jersey Fabric and Double Jersey Fabric:

S/L
Subject
Single Jersey Fabric
Double Jersey Fabric
1
Number of
needle used
Normally
s
ingle
jersey

fabric
is formed by one set of needles.
But in rib fabric is produced by two sets of
needles.
2
Appearance
In
single jersey f
ace side
and back side appearance is different
.
In double jersey face and back side appearance is
same.
3
Curling
tendency
Single
jersey
fabric
has curling tendency
.
There no curling tendency.
4
Single
jersey
fabric is
unbalanced
.
Double jersey is balanced.
5
Thickness and
weight
Thickness
and weight

of single jersey
is half
of rib fabric
.
Thickness and weight of Double jersey is twice of rib
fabric.
6
Laddering problem
Single
jersey h
as
laddering problem
.
There no laddering problem.
7
Expensive
Normally
single jersey is l
ess
expensive

than double jersey.
Double jersey is more expensive than single
jersey.
8
Look
All are face otherwise all are back loop.
One face and one back.

Mathematical Analysis of Single Jersey and Double Jersey:

Single jersey and double jersey knitting production is totally mathematical based. Knitting master or knitter or production manager of knitting section has to do lot of calculation for optimum production of jersey fabric. I thing the following formula will help to find out better mathematical analysis of single jersey and double jersey. 

     For Single Jersey:

Speech from the writer:

If you read this article with full concentration, then you can easily answer the following questions-

  1. Study on Single Jersey and Double Jersey.
  2. What is Single Jersey Fabric?
  3. What is Double Jersey Fabric?
  4. Mathematical Analysis of Single Jersey and Double Jersey.
  5. Geometric and Dimensional Properties of Single Jersey and Double Jersey.

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