Op Art ITY Knit
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
EXAMPLE: TO ORDER 2.5 YARDS ENTER 5 IN THE QUANTITY BOX
Supple ITY knit jersey in a graphic black and white print. Has a smooth supple hand and liquid drape, 4 way stretch, opaque, with a touch of rolling at the cut edge. Light weight, this fabric would work well for a top, tunic, dress, skirt, jumpsuit, cardi or the new wider summer pants. Ideal for travel with no wrinkling. Slimming too!
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 don’t 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 don’t 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. After sewing, hand launder or machine wash gentle and air dry.