Knit fabrics have become popular because they arc comfortable, versatile, shed wrinkles, and travel well. Knits, on the whole, arc easy to sew, especially for beginners. Knits can be found in abundance all year long depending on current fashion trends, ranging from stable double suit weight knit to soft supple jerseys. Bulky knits are available for sweaters and jackets, soft fleece and spandex are great for sports and activewear while jerseys and tricot are the choice for lingerie and up-to-date fashions for every scene. The mix and matchable knits have so many faces you could create an entire wardrobe using knits alone.
Young, Louise, "Clothing Management: Knit Know How" (1992). All Archived Publications. Paper 215.