Public side

Also known as: right side, outside, front.

The side of knitted fabric that is intended to be seen. Some fabrics may be folded (such as a collar on a sweater), in which case the “public side” is the one that is most visible. Other fabrics may be designed to have both sides equally visible, such as a reversible scarf, in which case the designer is likely to have defined a term that makes it possible to distinguish between the two sides.