What to consider wrapping up in when the weather’s still horrendous but we’re hoping for some signs of spring? This delicately-dyed duck-egg blue wool mix knit coating fabric is the latest colourway we have to offer of this unusual coating fabric which so many of you have loved over the winter. It combines the flexibility of a knit with the resilience and structure of a woven fabric. It has the softly-textured handle of a boiled wool but in a soft blue that will work beautifully with a late winter or spring palette.
What it isn’t, we should warn you, is a double-sided boiled wool. The reverse of this delectable duck-egg blue wool mix knit coating fabric is simply the underlying knit. If you’re planning an unlined jacket then you’ll want to make sure your design doesn’t rely on a double-sided fabric for the lapel. You’ll need a facing or a lining (click here for some luscious suggestions!) to maintain the finish on that type of garment – although we can confirm that a cut edge on this duck-egg blue wool mix knit coating fabric doesn’t fray.
However this is a fabric that has all the cosy drape that you’d expect from a boiled wool. You can see how it wraps, drapes and move in this video.
We’d describe this as a robust medium-weight coating fabric that with a good lining, will keep you warm in the nippiest of weather conditions. It has very good opacity yet isn’t a bulky fabric; it’s pliable and easy to work with. Coats, jackets are obviously the forte of this soft duck-egg blue wool mix knit coating fabric. At the same time we’d urge you not to ignore its potential for short snappy skirts over opaque tights, boots or brogues.
If you’re heading down the coat route however, we’d suggest that a pattern like the classic straight-cut ‘Bamboo’ coat from Waffle Patterns would be a great choice.
35% wool, 65% polyester
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. If unlined, garments can be washed on a handwash or wool cycle. Find out more on our About our fabric pages