Half Milano is made of a repeat of one course of all knit on both needle beds and a second course of all knit on front needles only. It has an unbalanced structure. It is usually knitted coarse gauge and widely used for making sweaters.
14. Half Milano
- No rolling tendency;
- The two sides of the fabric have different stitch appearance – one side has smaller, more compact stitches and the other side has longer, stretched stitches;
- Low elasticity;
- Good dimensional stability;
- Base of multicoloured Jacquards;
- Thicker than Single Jersey;
- Also called Half Tubular
To create a half milano structure in the software, first create a double jersey structure.
Now add a row of single jersey on every other row. You can choose whether you want these single jersey rows to be knitted on the front or rear bed, as long as they always happen on the same bed.
Below a detail of half milano with front bed knitting (top) and rear bed knitting (below).