This invention overcomes the disadvantages of the prior art by providing a knitted wire carrier for use in constructing an (e.g.) automotive weather seal that incorporates a locking stitch, commonly called a “lockstitch” formed from a relatively incompressible and expansion-resistant material that passes through at least one of the warp threads adjacent to the wire weft. In an embodiment, the lockstitch is constructed from a steel (or another metal) wire that is solid or braided. In other embodiments, the lockstitch can be constructed from fiberglass, monofilament polymer, or another similarly performing material. The wire lockstitch can be knitted through a canter warp yarn that is surrounded by other knitted warp yarns along the overall weft of the wire carrier. This wire carrier is used as reinforcement into the EPDM door seal co-extruded with the Dense and Sponge profile. This Door seal has Excellent Ozone Resistance, Excellent UV Resistance & Resistance against Heat.