Polo Shirt Knits
Promotional polo shirts are made from different knitwear, each knitwear offering unique advantages and disadvantages to best meet the needs of a variety of consumers. The most common knitwear includes leather, jersey and ribbed knitwear.
Probably the most common polo shirt knit is pique. Pronounced pee-kay, this weave makes medium-weight fabrics. Pique is a small but tight knit, there are several common patterns. These patterns include bird's eye, waffle, honeycomb and Wales. Birdseye pattern is a small diamond pattern. The waffle pattern is small squares. The honeycomb pattern has a hexagonal shaped pattern. Welsh, also known as wire weave, has a horizontal or lined pattern or a vertical lined pattern. Pique polo shirt is durable and wash well. They do not show perspiration easily, so pique polos are often preferred by athletes. Unfortunately, they are more prone to wrinkles than other knitted fabrics unless they are specially treated to impart wrinkle resistance.
Jersey is the next most popular promotional polo shirt knit. Also known as the stocking needle, flat needle or felt knit, the knitwear is named for the island, named Jersey, which left the English coast for the first time. Jersey Jersey has a different texture between the inside and the outside of the shirt. The exterior has a smooth texture, while the interior has a more uneven but uniform texture. Plain knit sweaters are more elastic than pique, which provides a more flexible shirt. It is a durable knit, also washed well, is a natural anti-wrinkle. This makes it a good choice for enterprise polos.
Rib knitting is less well known but is also used for promotional polo shirts. The rib knitted material is a double knit fabric having vertical ribs alternating between the inside and the outside of the shirt. This maintains the same look and texture of the inside and outside of the shirt. Rib knitted polos are more elastic than pikes, especially in the opposite direction of the ribs. They also have a "memory" that allows them to better maintain their shape. While the rib weave material may be used to make the polo main body, it is more commonly used in other areas of the shirt, such as cuffs, neck straps and collars. Rib knitted polos are more durable and tend to fit more physically than other knits.
Although these are the most popular sweaters, they are not the only ones. But these knitwear offers a variety of advantages for a variety of purposes, making polos an ideal choice for promotional polo shirts and corporate polos.