A sheer plain weave fabric, dimity is characterized by vertical ribs at regular intervals. These warp ribs are formed by joining two or more threads together and weaving them as one. Always cotton originally—now in cotton blends as well—dimity may be plain or printed. The name is derived from the Greek dimitos, double thread.
Crossbar dimity has the same occasional rib, but in both directions.
Uses: Dresses, blouses, skirts, aprons, lingerie, curtains