Knitwit Roses Burnout Velour 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.
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.
Two way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in 1 direction only, from selvedge to selvedge. Again, if your pattern is sized for a four way stretch fabric, you can still use it, but you may again need to cut out a size bigger.
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 – 170gsm