Tuareg ITY Knit detail
Sophisticated abstract ethnic design with a hand dyed effect in black and gray on ivory in a supple drapey ITY knit, perfect for a top, T, tunic, dress or skirt. ITY knits are habit forming...they are easy to sew and wear, have a liquid slimming/flattering quality.
From a French/Parisian line of clothing.
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 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 am 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 smoother more plastic-y ones. The ITY jerseys are easy to cut & sew as they donít 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--- you donít 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.