I have just discovered wool ponte and love the stuff. There is an element of quiet luxary in it’s drape and the softness of the weave. Very nice.
Wool ponte is a fabric I have read about often since discovering sewing blogs but I have never had a reason to use it until now. So, there is a little black bundle on my sewing table destined very soon to be made into these.
But before cutting into my lovely black stuff I need to first make a muslin. Of course I do, and therein lies a hook. Muslining knits is a tricksy business because the same pattern made up in various stretch fabrics can fit and drape quite differently.
Hmmm. I could simply go for it. That is make the same adjustments I made to my last BS trou and cut into the ponte anyway. I could but I can’t quite bring myself to do that, so after some thought last night I cut the pattern out in a cotton T-shirting with similar stretch to my ponte. It will be a learning experience either way and the fabric store has plenty of wool left anyway.
What do you do to trial knit patterns and fabrics?