There are times when we fall upon a fabric of unexpected loveliness – so much so that even though there’s not much to be had, we can’t resist sharing it. This is very much the case with our ornate pink wool jersey fabric. In a delightfully-ornate print, full of delicate sunset colours, it’s a very refined wool mix from Italy.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our printed wool jersey fabric is a finely-knitted wool jersey, blended with a little polyamide for softness and resilience. We’d describe it as sitting towards the lighter-weight end of the medium-weight single knit bracket. As with many knits, its substance can be difficult to gauge from a snippet, but once you have a metre or two in your hand, you have a real sense of its character.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a very soft, smooth handle. It will be comfortable to wear next to the skin and even though it’s wool, it’s composed of very fine yarns. It isn’t a thick or hot fabric – and it’s breatheable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our ornate pink wool jersey fabric is a softly-stable knit which falls into soft folds. It has approximately 30% stretch across its width and a little 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 if you’re making a dress 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 our printed pink wool jersey fabric. You’ll need to find a pattern intended for a knit fabric; garments which incorporate elements of ruching and negative ease.
We think this gently-gathered asymmetric ‘Glee’ Wrap Top from Style Arc would be a great choice for the weight and design of our pink wool jersey fabric.
80% wool, 20% polyamide
We recommend hand-washing this fabric or using a ‘Delicates’ or ‘Wool’ cycle in a washing machine. Dry on a flat surface; avoid tumple-drying. See our Fabric care pages for more information.