Steel – Heavy Cotton Blend Sweater Rib – 44″ – 12.6 oz
A favorite from last year, our cotton-blend sweater rib is back in this steel color. The color has a slightly heathered effect which adds a more natural look. We love this unique fabric for its substantial weight (12.6 oz!), its comfy classic cotton sweater texture, and its elegant drape. Cotton sweater ribs at this weight tend to be more rigid and have more body. This one has a more fluid ease to its movement, so you can use it for both fitted and loosely fitted garments alike. We love it for sweater dresses, sweater skirts, and pullovers. The fabric has a substantial sweater look and really elevates the look of a simple garment. It is a balanced 2×2 and is 5W (5 single side ribs in one inch).
Care Notes: This fabric has been professionally pre-laundered, and will not substantially shrink anymore in wash (tested by Lyrical). Cellulose-based heavy knits like this may continue to shrink a few small percentages in wash but it will also grow a few percentages during wear, so no pre-washing is necessary as most of the shrinkage has been removed.
For our customers who bought this version last year (ignore if you did not): this is the same fabric as the one we carried in a cream, charcoal, dark brown, and lilac last year. The differences are: 1) the weight went up from 11 oz to 12.6 oz. 2) the width went down from 50″” to 44″”. This is all because of the pre-laundered treatment which increased the weight while reducing the width. “
Availability: In stock