I got an email last week from a customer asking how to tell the right side from the wrong side of a knit fabric. Well, here’s an easy answer! While a print is usually pretty obvious, many jerseys and double knits, especially solid colors, aren’t quite so easy to figure out.
The good news is that there’s a simple “smoke test” for the right side. Simply stretch the knit on the cross-wise grain. The fabric will roll to the right side:
Whereas if the wrong side is facing toward you, it will curl away when you tug on it.
So if you are trying to find the “right side” of a knit, just tug on it. And of course, remember – the real right side is whichever one you prefer to be facing outward!