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What is a Jacquard?

Jacquard is a term originally from weaving. To simplify, it is the combining of two or more colors together by knitting one color either to the front or to the back of the fabric so to create a visual pattern.

Jacquard knit pattern designs are incorporated into the weave. It can be either single or double knit and features a distinct pattern on the face, ranging from intricate designs reminiscent of traditional brocade to simple and understated motifs. Single knit jacquard fabrics include a unique look on the reverse.

Photo Credit: Face_Ltd

Single-jersey Jacquard

The single-jersey Jacquard in knit and miss stitches give a clear stitch definition, also found in Fair Isle knitwear designs. The floats reduce the lateral extensibility of the knitwear to some extent.

Float Jacquard

Double Jacquard

To overcome the problems of the floats in single jacquard, the rib jacquard, has one set of the needles knit the backing loops.

Single-jersey Jacquard

Double Jacquard

The single-jersey Jacquard in knit and miss stitches give a clear stitch definition, also found in Fair Isle knitwear designs. The floats reduce the lateral extensibility of the knitwear to some extent.

To overcome the problems of the floats in single jacquard, the rib jacquard, has one set of the needles knit the backing loops.

Float Jacquard

Birds eye backing

Ladder backing

Statement sweaters are the new closet essentials

Brands use jacquard techniques to explore and develop illustrative-styled knit patterns, to make eye-catching designs by drawing on the bold clashing colors and loud patterns.

The graphical oversized logos

On the runway, we see graphical logo sweaters that provide inspiration for a fun, timeless and memorable direction in statement knitwear.

Photo Credit: @marianne_theodorsen/Sweater by Gucci

Photo Credit: Off White

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton

All-over iconic graphic

Add novelty to your collection by changing the scale for a supersized graphic impact or mix them together with completely different designs. Play with placement all-over the sweater for an on-trend direction.

Photo Credit: Bottega Veneta

Photo Credit: Dior

Photo Credit: Aimé Leon Dore

Playful twist for classic patterns

Imagination is key to reinvigorating classic patterns such as the Fair Isle or Geo patterns. Enlarging patterns and playful graphics or even utilizing hyper-bright colors could evolve the whole design.

Photo Credit: Hermès

Photo Credit: Giorgio Armani

Photo Credit: MSGM

Knitup’s Picks

With over 100 silhouette choices from our Design Editor, you are bound to find something that suits your taste.

Men’s Oversized Crew Neck Pullover

BCI Cotton in 12GG Jacquard stitch

(colors: Cherry/Black/Fossil/Ultimate Grey)

Pattern from Knitup Image Gallery

Women’s Fashion Polo

Recycled Viscose Nylon in 12GG Jacquard stitch

(colors: Sky Blue/Surf’s up/Nero/Off White)

Pattern from Knitup Image Gallery

Men’s Classic Button Down

BCI Cotton in 12GG Jacquard stitch

(colors: Sapphire/Off White)

Pattern from Knitup Image Gallery


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