Knitwit Winter Printed Knit Rhineland Black Brown is a medium weight knit with a cosy textured feel. It is suitable for trans-seasonal and winter tops, soft skirts and dresses. It is also easy-care, doesn’t need ironing, and is great for travelling.
The print is actually vertical, although it is not vertical in the above image.
Polyester 94%/Spandex 6% 145cm wide Medium weight 215gsm Country of origin Korea
Knitwit Winter Printed Knit Rhineland Black Brown is 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. If your pattern is sized for a four way stretch, you can still use this fabric.
Sewing with Jersey Knit Fabrics
For jersey 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.