Luna Azul Cotton KnitMarcyTilton.com
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
EXAMPLE: TO ORDER 2.5 YARDS ENTER 5 IN THE QUANTITY BOX
Navy blue dots on a sky blue ground reverses to sky blue dots on a navy blue ground. From a Japanese mill, use either side or both. Dots are about 2-1/4" in diameter. With crosswise stretch, some recovery, a soft smooth malleable hand and drape. The two layers of fine knit are connected at the edges of the circles so when you wash the fabric the airy layers create a puckered effect.
I cut 1/2 yard and washed it to see what would happen (in a front loader). When it came out of the washer it was cut in half again lengthwise and one piece was put in the dryer, the other was air dried. The most puckers and shrinkage occurred in the piece that went in the dryer. The final fabric photo below shows a sample of the fabric after machine washing and drying, sitting on a piece of white paper that indicates the original size. The 1/2 yard shrank about 3" lengthwise and 2" width wise. More shrinkage is partially the result of the dots puffing out. If you press and stretch as you iron, the fabric flattens out and regains most of the original size.
This is the kind of fabric I see in Japanese garments in Paris and the puckers are highly desired. They add a lovely texture, visual interest and can be figure flattering. Great for a top, t-shirt, tunic, dress, vest, skirt, cardi, lightweight coat or jacket.
Pre-treat by wash/dry gentle. Note shrinkage information in text above.