Knitwit Printed Jersey Knit Dry Handle Vogue Stripe is a high fashion printed jersey knit suitable for tops, soft skirts and dresses – easy-care i.e. doesn’t need ironing and great for travelling. The pattern repeat is 70cm.
The base cloth has a dry handle and handles differently from a normal polyester knit.
A dry handle knit has a very fine surface texture; a normal polyester knit is smoother and softer. This means that the dry handle knit often feels less “synthetic” and more comfortable against the skin. If you were to handle the two fabrics at the same time, the difference would be immediately obvious, and for want of a better way to describe the difference, you would probably come to the conclusion that the one has a drier handle.
Care of dry handle knits is exactly the same as for any polyester knit – both are very easy care, virtually uncrushable – and the use of the word dry has nothing whatsoever to do with dry cleaning.
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.]
94% Polyester/6% Spandex 145cm wide Light weight – 185gsm