Recognizing Different Types of Knitting Fabric II
Sweatshirt fleece knitting fabric: Cozy and soft, sweatshirt knitting fabric is a sturdy fabric with a smooth knit top side and a brushed soft fleecy wrong side. Sweatshirt knits are great for the traditional hoodie or sweatshirt tops, and are also good for sweat pants and jogging bottoms and shorts for both adults and children.
Sweater knitting fabric: Sweater knits have a more loopy, open-knit texture than regular cotton knitting fabrics and are usually made of blends of cotton and wool, polyester, or spandex. They are wrinkle resistant and sew up just like regular knits. The perfect knitting fabric for making sweaters or cardigans, and trendy flowery tops and dresses.
Lycra spandex knitting fabric: When you think swimwear and active wear applications, Lycra or Nylon spandex are the knits you want to use. Usually found with a nylon, rayon, spandex type of content, these knits have a very smooth feel and a four way stretch. It is also a great fabric for making yoga pants, dresses, tops, dance wear and much more.
Roma knitting fabric: Roma knitting fabrics are a double knit fabrics usually made of a cotton, rayon, spandex blend of fibers. This kind of knitting fabrics are stable and easy to sew. It is great for many different types of seasonless applications including jackets, tops, bottoms, dresses, skirts and more.
Specialty knitting fabric: There are a lot of different types of knitting fabrics that are suitable for more specialty types of uses just as vegan leather, lace, techno scuba, stretch knit denim, stretch denim, twill, and many more. These fabrics all have different fiber contents that give them the characteristics you need to sew up items such as jackets, jeans, and other specialty items. Just check the pattern instructions to determine the type of fabric you need, and most importantly if you want to use a specialty knit, test the stretch and make sure it will work for your pattern.