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Fabric Focus - Soft Textured Grey Stretch Knit Fabric

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Black and grey textured woolly fabric laid on a white background and showing the edges in waves.  Photo by Just Sew Helen

This medium weight knit fabric is so soft and comfortable feeling that it would be perfect for a winter cardigan or coatigan.

Fabric Details

Fabric Type - Textured Knit

Composition - 89% Polyester, 7% Rayon, 4% Spandex

Stretch - 70% (length) & 20% (width)

Colour - Grey

Pattern - Abstract

Width - 150cm/59"

Weight - Medium

Supplier - Minerva

I came across this fabric when I was making a coatigan using Simplicity 8811 and thought it would be a good material to use in the future.  I made my original jacket with a woven fabric but the pattern calls for stretch fabric - more details can be found here.  This knit fabric has a good amount of stretch and would be nice and soft to wear, ideal for driving & walking during the cooler Autumn months.  It would be possible to line the sleeves with some cotton jersey for extra warmth.

Soft shades of grey textured wool looking fabric lying ruffled on a surface.

This fabric is £10.99 per metre, at the time of writing, and Simplicity 8811 would require approximately 2.5 metres depending on which version is made, giving a gorgeous coatigan for just under £28.00.

Soft shades of grey textured wool looking fabric swirled into a central loop.  Photo by Just Sew Helen-

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Soft Textured Grey Stretch Knit Fabric shown on a poster by Just Sew Helen, logo in the top left corner

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