Knitwit Polyviscose Ponti Double Knit Fabric in 5 Colours

$24.95 / m

Colours :
White
Red
Ink Navy 
Dark Charcoal
Black
Clear colour selection
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Description

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 | Red | Ink Navy | Dark Charcoal | Black

72% Polyester 23% Viscose Rayon 5% Spandex        145cm wide        Medium/Heavy weight –  310gsm        Country of origin – Taiwan

Sewing with Knit Fabrics

For knit fabrics, we use and recommend Gutermann Sew-All Thread, a top quality 100% polyester thread available in a huge range of colours to match your fabric.

You will need stretch needles for sewing knit fabrics. Use Schmetz Stretch needles – 75/11 on fine knit fabrics, and 90/14 on other knit fabrics.

Start each new project with a fresh needle, especially if the fabric contains cotton or wool. Blunt needles can leave holes on the stitching line.

Vliesofix Bondaweb Tape is a must if you want to get more professional looking hems and neck edges.

If you need more help, visit our sewing with jersey knit fabrics page.

[Spandex is the preferred name of spandex fibre in the US. It is known in Europe as elastane, and in the UK and Australia as Lycra®. Spandex is actually an anagram of expands.]


 

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Colours

White, Red, Ink Navy , Dark Charcoal, Black