Knitwit Malachite Burnout Velour Green on Black is a burnout velour fabric suitable for evening tops, soft skirts and dresses – easy-care i.e. doesn’t need ironing, trans-seasonal, and great for travelling.
Burnout (also called devoré) is a fabric technique used to create a semi-transparent pattern against more solidly knitted fabric. Devoré (Wikipedia – opens in new tab) comes from the French verb dévorer, meaning literally to devour.
High stretch, by which we mean 50% stretch. If your pattern is sized for a medium stretch (25-35%) fabric, you can still use it, but you may need to take the garment in on the side seams after you have tried it on.
Two way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in one direction only, from selvedge to selvedge, but if your pattern is sized for a four way stretch, you can still use this fabric.
If you need to, brush up on sewing with jersey knit fabrics.
[Spandex is the preferred name of spandex fibre in the US, and it is known in Europe as elastane, and in the UK and Australia as Lycra®. Spandex is actually an anagram of expands.]
65% Polyester/25% Nylon/10% Spandex 145cm wide Medium weight – 195gsm