We were on the hunt for a good-quality khaki knit when this smoke green viscose jersey fabric appeared, fresh from Austria as it happens. Now it’s not a khaki in our estimation – we’ve termed it a ‘smoke green’ as there’s too much blue and grey in the shade to be a khaki. But aside from it’s subtle colour, it’s the quality of this stunning jersey that won the day for us.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our smoke green viscose jersey is a stunning single-knit with 6% spandex. We’d describe it as sitting firmly in the medium-weight single knit bracket. It’s the kind of fabric that’s difficult to gauge from a snippet, but once you have a metre or two in your hand, you can feel that it has substance and character.
What does this fabric feel like?
We always expect our viscose jersey fabrics to be smooth and gentle to the touch, however this smoke green viscose jersey fabric feels supremely soft and luxurious. It will be fabulously comfortable to wear next to the skin and it’s breatheable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our smoke green viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 40% stretch across its width and rather less than that down the length of the fabric. You can see how it moves and stretches in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, then you’ll need a half-slip to enable this fabric to move against your body.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, tunics and dresses are all options for this smoke green viscose jersey fabric. You’ll need to find a pattern intended for a knit fabric; garments with more draping designs will work particularly well, as will those which incorporate elements of ruching and negative ease.
This classic ‘Olivia’ Wrap Dress from Named Clothing would be a way of making an elegant statement with this delightfully soft and understated fabric.
94% viscose, 6% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.