Knitwit Viscose Nylon Ponti Double Knit Fabric Olive Green 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.
Knitwit Viscose Nylon Ponti di Roma is medium stretch, by which we mean 35% stretch. If your pattern is sized for a low stretch fabric (less then 35%stretch), you can still use it, but you may need to take the garment in.
It is four way stretch, by which we mean the fabric stretches in 2 directions: from selvedge to selvedge and also lengthways. If your pattern is sized for a two way stretch fabric, you can still use Ponti.
67% Viscose 28% Nylon 5% Spandex 145cm wide Medium/Heavy weight – 340gsm Country of origin – China
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.]