Knitwit Polyviscose Ponti Double Knit Fabric is a hard wearing medium weight double knit ideal for pants, skirts and jackets, as well as winter tops or fitted dresses. It has a fine ribbed surface.
Ponti di Roma (bridges of Rome plural) fabric is often called Ponte di Roma (bridge of Rome singular) or just Ponti or Ponte. A magnified close up of the fabric illustrates how the loop structure of the fabric is reminiscent of bridge arches.
We stock Ponti di Roma Double Knit Fabric in two ranges of colours:
- this Polyviscose Ponti which is 310gsm, low stretch, two-way stretch and is 72% Polyester 23% Viscose 5% Spandex and
- our Viscose Nylon Ponti which is 340gsm, medium stretch, four way stretch and is 67% Viscose 28% Nylon 5% Spandex.
This Knitwit Polyviscose Ponti di Roma is low stretch, by which we mean less than 25%. If your pattern is sized for a medium stretch (25-35%) fabric, you can still use it, but you may need to cut out a size bigger.
It is two way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in one direction only, from selvedge to selvedge. However, if your pattern is sized for a four way stretch, you can still use this fabric.
White | Ivory | Red | Ink Navy | Dark Charcoal | Black
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.]
72% Polyester 23% Viscose Rayon 5% Spandex 145cm wide Medium/Heavy weight – 310gsm Country of origin: Taiwan