Supple summer weight black ITY knit accented with soft velvety dots. Great drape and silky hand. Perfect for a little T, cardi, shrug, twin set, dress or skirt. Ideal for travel and wardrobing, this is a lovely and well priced accent basic.
This is the type of fabric used for the now classic & famous Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dress or with V8691, Katherine Tilton's best selling tunic. V1194, V1191, V1027, V1210, V8575 and McCall 5974 are just some of the designs to consider.
What is an ITY knit?
ITY means INTERLOCK TWIST YARN and refers to a new process of putting an innovative twist into the yarn that is used for knit fabrics. This is one of the new ‚Äògood‚Äô microfiber (polyester) fabrics and is a darling of the fashion world, so it is showing up in fabric stores. It is all over the place in ready to wear at all price points. In the fabric markets I‚Äôm seeing it in polyester/microfiber and lycra/spandex jersey prints which have a beautiful drape, lovely soft matte feel and good stretch and recovery. Another big plus is that it does not pill and the texturing process gives it some breathe-ability.. ITY knits can have a different feel and or texture---the crepe textures are lovely, I avoid the smother more plastic-y ones. The ITY jerseys are easy to cut & sew as they don‚Äôt curl and hold a press well. I love them for t-shirts, but they are great for little skirts and knit dresses (think that classic Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dress). The drape and stretch are REALLY good....so I add a bit of extra ease at the side seams and double check the fit before sewing the side seams to be sure the ease is right---don‚Äôt want this fabric too tight. IYT knits come in incredible prints and colors. Pre-shrink by tossing in the washer and drier, then wash on gentle and air dry.