Difference Between Knit Fabric and Woven Fabric:
Produced by using one set of yarn.
It is produced by using two sets of yarn.
It has higher elastic properties.
Elastic properties not more than knit fabric.
It needs less labor cost during manufacturing.
Higher labor cost than knit fabric manufacturing.
It is comfortable to put on.
It is not more comfortable than knit fabric.
It has high extensibility properties.
It has lower extensibility characteristics.
Knit fabric has higher recovery characteristics.
Woven fabric has lower recovery properties.
It has no dimensional stability.
Woven fabric has dimensional stability.
Finishing is advantageous in knit fabric.
In case of woven fabric, finishing is not advantageous.
It requires stretch stiches, like zig zags.
It is easy to sew on and feed through a sewing machine.
Hold a crease well.
No seam finish is required.
Requires seam finishing, like serging, to prevent ravel.
Edges curl and some knits run.
Edges are prone to ravel.
Cool and breathable.
Thick and wind resistant.
Most stretch is either in the cross grain or the bias.
Most stretch is always on the bias (diagonal stretch).
Mold and fit the contours of the body better.
Look good with pleats and sharp corners.